The New It Girl on Every Best Dressed List

The name on everyone's lips this award season is that of Irish actress Saoirse Ronan. Though just 21 years old, Ronan is already a veteran in the business. The Best Actress Academy Award nominee for Brooklyn received her first Oscar nomination in 2008, as Best Supporting Actress in the period film Atonement. Ronan has starred in a slew of films between then and now, but her moving portrayal of a young Irish immigrant to Brooklyn in 1952, has garnered the most attention, in both the entertainment industry (hence the list of nominations this year) and the fashion industry.

Ronan has emerged this award season in one flawless look after another, all achieving the fine balance of appearing both classic and directional. So enamoured are we with the young actress's sense of style of late that we jumped at the chance to speak to her London-based stylist, Elizabeth Saltzman, about all things Ronan.

Scroll down to read what Saltzman (also the longtime stylist of Gwyneth Paltrow) had to say about everything from Ronan's new status as a fashion It girl to her favourite looks that the actress has worn thus far! And be sure to keep an eye out for Ronan at this Sunday's Oscars ceremony. All signs point to best dressed contender.

WHO WHAT WEAR: How are current trends influencing your recent selections for Saoirse?

ELIZABETH SALTZMAN: It’s not so much the current trends that influence our choices but more the current vibe. It’s what feels right for the situation Saoirse is walking into. We approach each event with a view to what feels right for that particular moment.

WWW: How involved is Saoirse in the process? Would you say she's a fashion girl in the making?

ES: Saoirse is very involved in the process. I think that every girl in her position has the opportunity to be "a fashion girl," as we have so many choices at our disposal. However, in my opinion, I don’t think becoming known for that is necessarily a major priority for Saoirse, so to speak. She has an astute sophistication when it comes to her approach to fashion.

Which of Ronan's looks this award season has been your favourite? Tell us in the comments below!

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