Runway Looks From NYFW That Might Make It to The Oscars

The New York shows offered some stars a last-minute chance to grab an awards show look straight off the runway. Here are the best bets for the few looks that might have a chance at the red carpet.

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A look from Marchesa's Fall 2012 collection.
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Even though the New York shows were a bit lacking in the "gowns" department, the week offered some stars a last-minute chance to grab an awards show look straight off the runway. Here, a look-at-me dress from Oscar de la Renta pairs an embroidered top with a full skirt.
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Another option from Oscar de la Renta's Fall 2012 show offered a ladylike spin on glamour, rendered in the kind of rich green that looks lovely on a red carpet.
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Marchesa's Fall 2012 collection included some more dramatic looks. (We've got a whole gallery devoted to Marchesa on the red carpet.) This bold red gown will pretty much ensure that all eyes are on the actress wearing it.
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Zoe Saldana sat front row at Prabal Gurung's eye-catching Fall 2012 show, and this dress in particular caught her eye. Worn with the right lining, this gorgeous embellished dress would be a red carpet knock-out.
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It's highly unlikely that any celebrity would have the chutzpah to rock this disco-glam gold gown by Prabal Gurung at the Oscars, but it's fun to dream about it.
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This expertly-cut scarlet gown by Michael Kors would flatter almost anyone on the red carpet, and has the added bonus of being luxuriously covered head to toe in sparkle.
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Also on the Michael Kors runway was this '20s-inspired silver gown, which also boasts a sexy, plunging back.
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Naeem Khan has also become a red carpet name to watch for his spectacular embellishments and attention to detail. This sequin gold gown with a plunging neckline illustrates his popularity to perfection.
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This bronze-gold option has all of the benefits of some of the other embroidered Marchesa gowns, but we're betting the deeper, bolder color inches it ahead of its competitors since it will appear more photo-ready on the red carpet.
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This icy-silver gown is pitch-perfect Marchesa: a flattering cut that toes the line between sexy and regal.
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We'd love to see this swan-like gown on one of the night's younger actresses -- Shailene Woodley, perhaps? -- because of the fresh length and the dramatic feathers at the hem.
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Liquid-like metallics was one of the biggest trends on the New York fall galleries, and this gilded stunner was one of the week's overall stand-outs. The twisted fabric at the hip may present a hiccup for some actresses, but it's been done before, and the rest of the silhouette is just stunning.
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J.Mendel is often a red carpet go-to for stars, and we were especially impressed by this graphic creation, which looks light as a feather.
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While this citrus gown from J. Mendel might not feel as formal as some of the other contenders, it would be a refreshing and chic option for one of the night's younger stars.
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Zac Posen's show is rarely lacking in gowns, and his series of fitted, mermaid-skirted options look primed for someone like Sofia Vergara.
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A similar silhouette from Zac Posen in a more wearable forest green color.
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