Did someone say red carpet royalty?

It's one of the most anticipated movies of the year - Oscar buzz is already circulating before its official release - and its leading stars did not disappoint in the sartorial stakes on opening night.

Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie took to the red carpet in looks befitting of modern-day royalty.

Carlow native Ronan opted for scene-stealing Gucci. It's the second time this year stylist Elizabeth Saltzman opted for a dress from the flamboyant Italian house, and it is a welcome juxtaposition to the minimalist Calvin Klein gowns she has been favouring as of late.

The satin dress, with its ruched, ruffled detailing and bedazzled human heart accoutrement, was as dramatic as it was flattering. 

Despite the statement dress, all eyes were also on the Oscar-nominated star's beauty look. Her makeup artist for the night, Kara Yoshimoto Bua, let fans in on the behind the scenes process via Instagram. (BRB, adding Pat McGrath Labs goodies to our Christmas list.)

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#SaoirseRonan #bts before #MaryQueenofScotsMovie #Premiere tonight! #makeupbykarayoshimotobua #styling @elizabethsaltzman wearing #GucciRunway @gucci #hair @benskervin So excited to be partnering with mega talent @patmcgrathreal at #patmcgrathlabs Inspiration: Inspired by the cream ruffled #modernMary dress from Gucci runway, I created a dewy shimmery look with piecy lashes and brows with a coral bright stain to keep it clean, fun and modern. Skin: I highlighted with #SkinFetishHighlighterBalm Duo by applying the balm first then the highlighter on the cheek and brow bones and then #SublimeSkinHighlightingTrio #HighlighterPalette on top for added glow. Lips: I lined the lips #PermaGelultralipliner in #buff which stained the edges of her lips to define but not overpower the #LipFetishSheerColorBalm in #PassionFlower524 which I used to moisturize and stain her lips. Eyes: To pop the outer half of her upper lashline I applied a thin black line with #PermaPrecisionLiquidEyeliner extending ever so slightly and added a wet looking shimmer along lower and upper lashline with Rosegold 005 and a bright gold shimmery highlight in the center of the lid and inner corner of the eyes in #Astrallunagold. To add a bit of contour in the crease blended softly towards the bridge of the nose I used a touch of a copper matte shadow called #Entrapment. All shadows from the new pallette coming soon PMG X THE MET MOTHERSHIP V EYE PALETTE.

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Meanwhile Margot Robbie's stylist Kate Young chose an ethereal look from Chanel's Spring Summer 2018 collection for the event in New York.

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#margotrobbie in #chanel

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The sheer halter-neck gown with its embellished appliqué overlay was offset by a Gothic berry lip and a simple pulled back hair do.

If night #1 is anything to go by, the Mary Queen of Scots press circuit is going to be a riveting fashion show. Kudos, Saltzman and Young.

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