15 Memorable Red Carpet Dresses That Went Down in History at the Oscars
Not only is the Oscars the main award in the world of cinematography, but it is also a show of breathtaking fashion. The evening dresses that the actresses wear on the stage to accept the cherished statuette and those that just walk along the red carpet dictate trends for the coming year. Some of them become legendary and a part of fashion history.
While celebrities are thinking about how to make their dresses for the next Academy Awards ceremony unforgettable, Bright Side is recalling the legendary outfits of celebrities from the history of the Oscars.
15. Jennifer Lawrence, 2013
The outfit from the Dior fashion house that Jennifer Lawrence was wearing when she was going to the stage to get her Oscar statuette for her role in Silver Linings Playbook is a real masterpiece. By the way, this dress is the most expensive in the history of the Academy Awards with a price of $4 million.
14. Nicole Kidman, 1997
Thanks to this well-chosen dress, Nicole Kidman became the main star of the red carpet at the Oscars in 1997. However, that year she wasn’t even nominated for an award. The green dress with its intricate embroidery is included in all ratings of the best fashion from the Oscars.
13. Marion Cotillard, 2008
This “mermaid” dress from Jean-Paul Gaultier became a lucky one for Marion Cotillard. She got her Oscar statuette for the role of Édith Piaf in La Vie en Rose.
12. Halle Berry, 2002
In 2002, Halle Berry got her cherished statuette for her role in Monster’s Ball and made a furor by appearing in one of the sexiest outfits in the whole history of the Oscars.
11. Cher, 1986 and 1988
Cher’s dresses are as extravagant as the singer herself. Both of her outfits became legendary, but the dress from the year 1988 turned out to be a lucky one for her because she won the award for Best Actress for Moonstruck.
10. Gwyneth Paltrow, 2012
The dresses of Gwyneth Paltrow are invariably and deservedly included on lists of the most beautiful celebrity images of the Oscars. The snow-white dress from Tom Ford complemented by laconic decorations is just the peak of elegance, and the actress looked like royalty in it.
9. Madonna, 1991
At this Academy Awards ceremony, Madonna appeared in the image of Marilyn Monroe. The singer was wearing a tight-fitting sequined dress, and her image was complemented by a fur boa and diamond jewelry. That evening, Madonna came to the stage to sing the song “Sooner or Later (I Always Get My Man)” from Dick Tracy. It won the Oscar for Best Original Song.
8. Barbra Streisand, 1969
The pantsuit which Barbra Streisand wore to receive her award for her role in Funny Girl was included in all kinds of rankings — the best and the worst outfits in the history of the Oscars. First of all, she wore this pantsuit instead of a traditional dress. Secondly, it turned out to be completely transparent. The actress confessed that she didn’t know that the lights would shine through her outfit.
7. Hilary Swank, 2005
Hilary Swank got her Oscar for her role in Million Dollar Baby, directed by Clint Eastwood. She also impressed fashion critics and fans with her image. The luxurious dark blue dress from Guy Laroche was chastely closed in the front and very open in the back and became a standard of refined sexuality. This dress is always at the top of the best images from the Oscars.
6. Marilyn Monroe, 1951
Marilyn Monroe never won an Academy Award, nor was she nominated. Nevertheless, all eyes were on her at the ceremony in 1951. The actress was presenting one of the awards and chose a lush black tulle dress with a deep neckline.
5. Cate Blanchett, 2014
In 2014, Cate Blanchett came to the stage to get her statuette for Best Actress for her role in Blue Jasmine. She wore a semi-transparent Armani dress. The outfit was decorated with hundreds of flowers made from sequins, and her image was very soft and tender.
4. Elizabeth Taylor, 1961
In 1961, Elizabeth Taylor won the award for Best Actress for her role in Butterfield 8. For this ceremony, she chose a stunning Dior dress that enhanced her thin waist.
3. Julia Roberts, 2001
Julia Roberts became the owner of an Oscar statuette in 2001 for her role in Erin Brockovich, a biographical film. Her vintage Valentino velvet dress with a luxurious plume was appreciated both by fashion critics and viewers.
2. Grace Kelly, 1955
The image of Grace Kelly in a pale green dress with drapes from Edith Head, a designer of Paramount Studios, became a symbol and classic of Hollywood glamour. Grace got her award for her role in The Country Girl.
1. Audrey Hepburn, 1954
This is the very dress that Audrey Hepburn wore when she won her Academy Award for Best Actress in Roman Holiday. The dress is at the top of the list of the best Academy Awards outfits. It was created by Givenchy just for Audrey, and it is the embodiment of her famous style: elegant and refined. The dress even has its own page on Wikipedia.
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