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Meet Dillon Jay, Your Guide to Red Carpet Hits and Misses

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 Photo: Bryan Whitely
Photo: Bryan Whitely

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We introduced you to Chicago-based stylist Dillon Jay after the Golden Globe Awards. And after we heard him dish on stars looking like Cheetos and "someone's bedspread," we wanted more. Lots more. Today, we'll have Jay's hits and misses from the red carpet at Saturday night's SAG Awards, and he's sharpening his snark and honing his hawk eye for more upcoming awards shows. Here, learn a little more about Racked Chicago's master of the red carpet redux.

What are your awards-night traditions?
I think it's always a great excuse to have friends over for a few drinks and laughs. We each bring a unique treat to pass around, and by the end of the night everyone is laughing and having a great time.

Star you'd be most afraid of running into in a dark alley after criticizing their fashion?
I'm not afraid, it's just for fun! I think I'd just explain that fashion is something that's supposed to be fun and not so serious. We tease the ones we love!

Star you dream of styling?
I've been pretty blessed to work with many exciting people throughout my career, but I always like working with people who bring something different. I tend to think music artists are the most fun to play with because the imagery can be so broad. I would love to work with Kylie Minogue, I think that would be cool with her new album coming out. When she changes her style direction it's always strong, well edited, and on point. I would put her in some of Tom Ford's S/S 14 collection. That collection just feels right for her; it's strong, youthful, and the tailoring is amazing.

For this year's awards season, I would love to dress Jared Leto because there are so many great new menswear designers. I would put him in Dolce & Gabbana, because they always have bold statement pieces that are different and not expected.

Your pick for best actor and actress at this year's Oscars?
I really loved Wolf of Wall Street! I still say it was the best fashion film of the year. Subtle hints of Gucci, Chanel, Versace, vintage Armani, hello! I would love for Leonardo DiCaprio to win. As far as actresses, Cate Blanchett was really great in her role, as was Judi Dench.
· Everyone Looked "Dipped in Cheetos" at the Golden Globes, Says Stylist Dillon Jay [Racked Chicago]
· Dillon Jay [Official Site]
· 2014 Oscar Nominees [Official Site]