Oscars 2012: Guess the Gown

Vera Wang

Taken from the most dramatic bridal runway of the Fall 2012 season, Vera Wang's nude-and-black lace ball gown falls neatly into the actress' strapless-silhouette comfort zone, while offering an evolution to her standard red carpet style. We often see Close in solidly dark gowns, but a punch of detail, like lace appliques mingled beneath layers of tulle, would boost her look from understated to undervalued.

See more Vera Wang wedding dresses in our gallery.

Photo: John Aquino

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