The Best Oscar Dresses of All Time.
Looking back on the most memorable moments from the biggest night in Hollywood.
In an evening full of speeches, carpets, and all the awards, there are sure to be memorable looks in fashion history and it has happened during the 90 years of the Oscar.
From the high slits to transparent breast pads, and Audrey Hepburn’s auction-worthy Givenchy frocks to the gown that made Jennifer Lawrence once trip on stage, we’re taking a look back at the most memorable looks from the biggest night in Hollywood.
As we anticipate the 91st Oscar night on Sunday, February 24, airing on ABC, here’s a revisit to how fashion has metamorphosed at the hallmark where all eyes in the fashion industry have been on the Dolby Theater for the 90th Academy Awards from the 1950s till date.
Gracing the red carpet and performance during the ceremony in 1958, Debbie Reynolds brought the princess look to play as she was nominated for her role in The Unsinkable Molly Brown.
Fast forward to two years after when Elizabeth Taylor rocked her white lace gown with accessories to compliment her look.
Then in 1970, American singer and actress Lola Falana was a pack of snack in her black gown with a white feather boa to accessories it.
In 1975, Lauren Hutton was comfortably glammed in the ’70s wearing rainbow Halston gown and chubby fur jacket.
At the 1982 Oscar awards, Debbie Allen represented the best of ’80s fashion posing with Bold shoulders, thigh-high slit, and all-over embellishments.
Debbie Allen didn’t steal the award night alone, Diana Ross joined the list as she rocked a crimson red sequin gown, with a white fur stole to the ’82 ceremony.
Step up to 1990 awards night when Winona Ryder was timeless in this black strapless gown.
Halle Berry made her look one to remember as she wore Elie Saab partially sheer floral gown for the 2002 Oscar awards night.
In 2006, Michelle William wore a saffron Vera Wang dress which has become one of the most memorable fashion moments in the history of Oscar.
Just the same night, Reese Witherspoon posed in a vintage Christian Dior dress, when she took home the best actress award for Walk the Line.
Nominated for Rachel Getting Married, Anne Hathaway was statuesque in an opal paillette covered Armani Privé gown at the 2009 ceremony.
2010 Oscars saw Zoe Saldana rock this Givenchy Haute Couture with crystal embellished bodice with an ombre tulle ruffled skirt.
In 2011, Nicole Kidman in grace the red carpet wearing a strapless Christian Dior dress.
The dress that spawned a million memes after 2012 Oscar was Angeline Jolie’s strong stance in her Atelier Versace gown with her left leg which became known as “Angie’s leg.”
Gwyneth Paltrow pioneered the caped trend at the 2012 Academy Awards in this Tom Ford, which became one of the biggest fashion trends from outerwear to cocktail dresses.
In 2013, Jessica Chastain channeled Old Hollywood in this embellished Armani Prive gown with sweetheart neckline and soft waves.
In 2014, Lupita Nyong’o became a style icon describing her custom Prada dress color as “Nairobi blue” in honor of the place she grew up in Kenya.
Sometimes, a good smile and keep the dress simple is best, and Reese Witherspoon proved that this in high-contrast wearing the Tom Ford dress.
It’s not often that you see a jumpsuit at the Academy Awards, but if anyone can get away with it, it certainly rules the breaker Lady Gaga, in 2016.
Cate Blanchett rocked Her 3D floral Armani Prive gown to the 2016 Oscar awards night and it was one to remember.
Then, on the night of 90th Oscars, From the bold color to her exposed shoulders, Viola Davis wowed us with sexiness in this Michael Kors gown.
Viola Davis didn’t steal the show alone, Taraji P. Henson also worked the magic of her custom Alberta Ferretti midnight blue gown.
Eiza Gonalzes made her Oscars debut with quite the sunny splash in this Ralph Lauren gown with a low back.