27/02/2012 02:45 GMT | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Oscars 2012: Jessica Chastain Looking Spectacular In McQueen

Jessica Chastain's red carpet style this season has been more than a little patchy and we've been really keeping our fingers crossed for a bit of good old fashioned red carpet redemption at the Oscars 2012 ceremony. Well, boy did she deliver.

Oscars 2012: Jessica Chastain looking spectacular in McQueen Photo: Getty

The gorgeous black and gold dress was McQueen, the jewels were Harry Winston (hello, yellow diamonds!) and simple hair and makeup. The effect was a real red carpet knockout. Jess's date, her grandmother Marilyn, is the lady in the background with the humungous blue agate necklace which we loved.

P.S. Hands up who thinks the thought process behind this look might have been "I like to take the spectacular-ness of what Beyonce wore to the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty Costume Institute Gala and marry it with some can-actually-walk-sit-down-and-ascend-stairs functionality".

Oscars 2012: Jessica Chastain looking spectacular in McQueen Photos: Getty