Before taking to the Oscar stage Sunday, the stars will stroll the red carpet showcasing their wearable designs, which are as much a part of the ceremony as the awards themselves. 

Fashion stylist and TV personality Brad Goreski says Oscar nominee Cate Blanchett is one to watch on this year's red carpet. 

Goreski also touts Hollywood newcomer Lupita Nyong'o of 12 Years A Slave as a "style star in the making."  He says red carpet fashion often serve as a cue for styles that will eventually funnel their way into the masses. 

Goreski says the trends are there for us to play with and make them useful in our everyday lives. 

Fashion walks the red carpet this Sunday at the 86th Academy Awards.  You can watch all the colors and styles live on ABC, starting at 7:00 pm Eastern.  

You can check out coverage and updates of the red carpet and awards here.

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