Style

Make a scene with Oscar-inspired looks

From a futuristic fantasy to a ripped-from-the-headlines docudrama to an atmospheric love story and more, this year’s Oscar nominees for best picture span time, style, even space. In “The Big Short,” watches, shirts, and ties define each character’s place in the financial hierarchy. The apocalyptic survival gear that dominates “Mad Max: Fury Road” is infused with the ethereal innocence of five white dresses. For the period pieces “Brooklyn” and “Bridge of Spies,” vintage styles were key to creating beautiful sets that captured the melting pot of 1950s New York and the Cold War era, respectively. A mother and son wear faded, functional pieces that evoke love and hope in “Room,” while every last journalist in “Spotlight” displays just the right degree of frump found in a newsroom circa 2001. Enlisting the help of NASA, designers strove for authenticity in creating the looks for “The Martian,” albeit with a few Hollywood adjustments. Finally, the outsize adventures of the frontiersmen in “The Revenant” are captured in the wild, earthy looks so integral to the story line.

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‘The Big Short’

  • “Submariner” watch by Rolex, starting at $6,500 at Tourneau, Copley Place, Boston, 617-267-8463, www.tourneau.com


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‘Bridge of Spies’

  • “Mr. Paxton” fedora, $60 at Goorin Bros., 130 Newbury St., Boston, 617-247-4287, www.goorin.com

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‘Brooklyn’

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‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

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‘The Martian’

  • “Highline Boa” snowboard boot, $209.95 at Burton Flagship Store, 80 Industrial Parkway, Burlington, Vt., 802-660-3200, www.burton.com

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‘The Revenant’

  • Faux fur jacket, $49.99 at H&M, 100 Newbury St., Boston, 617-859-3192, www.hm.com

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‘Room’

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‘Spotlight’

  • “Double L” pleated chinos, $39.95 at L.L.Bean, 95 Main St., Freeport, Maine, 877-755-2326, www.llbean.com

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