By People Staff
Updated February 13, 2013 12:00 PM
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RED CARPET STYLE

Welcome!

Just in time for Oscar night—Sunday, Feb. 24—we’ve put together this guide to red carpet style, exclusively for PEOPLE subscribers. You’ll find the best gowns of this awards season, plus all the new trends in style and beauty. You’ll see how today’s hottest stars accomplished Cinderella-like transformations from dull to dazzling—and how they stay that way with treacherous underpinnings and incredible beauty treatments (cryotherapy, anyone?). Finally, you can pour yourself an Oscar-inspired cocktail created by a celeb mixologist, fill out the ballot on the back page and enjoy the show!

7 Red Carpet Confidential

The inside scoop on extreme facials, breakout style stars and the perfect poses. Plus: How one Oscar hopeful suffers for fashion (It’s worth it!)

16 Best Dresses of the Season

A-listers stun in glamorous gowns

22 All-Star Season

How Hollywood heavy-hitters like Ben Affleck and Claire Danes handle the fame and flashbulbs

30 Five Top Trends

Stars embrace sheer panels, feminine florals and more

40 How Much Does It Cost?

We break down the price—from head to stiletto—of one amazing ensemble

42 Glam at Every Age

Celebs who dazzle no matter their decade

48 Then & Wow!

See how stars like Emma Stone evolved into fashionistas

54 New Haircut, New Style

How ladies lobbed off their locks and debuted new looks

56 Red Carpet Survival Guide

Whether they’re sewn into dresses or sporting full-body Spanx, stars and their stylists reveal what it takes to look flawless

64 Couture Couples

What takes a knockout gown to the next level? A gorgeous date

70 When I Looked Best on the Red Carpet

A-listers reflect on their all-time favorite fashions

72 Top Five Red Carpet Beauty Trends

Glam squads dish on Old Hollywood hair, bold lips and more

74 Behind the Hairstyles

The inspiration behind the season’s most creative coifs

76 Oscar Cocktails

Raise a glass to the nominees with recipes from a Beverly Hills mixologist. Plus: Predict the winners with your very own Oscar ballot!

ON THE COVER

Photographs (from left): David Fisher/Rex/Rex/USA; Jin-Ma Kim/Loud & Clear; Steve Vas/Featureflash; Event-press Schraps/DPA/ZUMA; David Fisher/Rex/Rex USA