By Kelsey Glein
Updated Feb 03, 2015 @ 5:31 pm
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This isn't Julianne Moore’s first time doing the Oscar circuit, but it's arguably her best dressed awards season yet. At yesterday's 87th Annual Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon, the Best Actress nominee wowed in a red flared peplum top and fringed pencil skirt by Prabal Gurung—but at the event Moore recalled a time when her fashion choices weren't so on point.

"Maybe I'll get a laugh with this! The first time I went to the Oscar nominee lunch, I had just had a baby," Moore reveals. "My publicist Stephen met me at the curb, and I got out of the car—I had decided to wear a coat, like a daycoat, a boxy coat—and he said, 'Oh, my gosh. We have got to get you away from that intellectual fashion. That's ridiculous!' So anyway, the moral of the story is that I feel more comfortable now. My children are older, so I don't have to wear something so misshaped."

The Still Alice star also shared that this year's group of nominees have made her experience incredible. "Oh, it's so fantastic," Moore says. "We've all gotten to know each other. It's always exciting to see people. I've worked with so many of the other nominees. And this is lovely. It's a great celebration."

—With reporting by Scott Huver