Maria Bakalova Was the Award Season’s Biggest Rising Fashion Star

Maria Bakalova at the 93rd Annual Academy Awards.
Maria Bakalova at the 93rd Annual Academy Awards. Photo by Chris Pizzello/Pool/Shutterstock (11868956kk)

Maria Bakalova received a slate of major award nominations for her breakout performance in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm. Fashion aficionados were as impressed with her as the movie critics as she hit the award season trail and gave us one amazing look after another.

Golden Globe Awards

Bakalova had her fairytale moment at the first major award ceremony of the season, where she hit the red carpet in a strapless red Armani Privé gown worthy of a Disney princess.

Critics’ Choice Awards

Retro dresses were one of the most refreshing fashion trends of this year’s award season, and the Oscar-nominated star gave us one of the very best with this vintage Prada gown.

SAG Awards

Just when we thought Bakalova doesn’t have any more tricks up her sleeve, she rocked our world with this adorable Christian Dior gown that featured harlequin print and rose appliqués.

BAFTA Awards

The young actress continued her red carpet domination at the BAFTAs, and attended the ceremony in a white Armani Privé gown with colorful, whimsical embellishments.

Academy Awards

Bakalova proved that white really is her color at the Oscars red carpet. She turned heads in a positively bridal Louis Vuitton dress and finished the looks with Moussaieff jewels.