The Oscars may be an award ceremony celebrating the film world, but let’s be honest, it’s all about the gowns. We all have our favourites, but what about those ones you might have forgotten? In time for the ceremony on Sunday, we’re reminiscing the frocks that might have slipped your mind.
Only Cher could pull this one off. 1986 gifted us with this outfit from Cher, who could have technically hit the Vegas stage in this ensemble too. A carnival-esque headband made way for an embellished two piece and sateen kimono to tie the look together.
The turn of the millenium played host to the 72nd Academy Awards, with top model Tyra Banks attending the ceremony, smizing in her breathtaking sateen and tulle gown in periwinkle. She stole the show when she finished her look with subtle waves and statement jewellery- perfection!
At the tender age of 10, Angelina Jolie attended the Governor’s Ball in an angelic white lace gown, hand-in-hand with her father Jon Voigt. With a clutch under her arm and a string of pearls around her neck, she was a certified starlet.
The pin curls and the ethereal tulle; Winona Ryder looked flawless at the 1996 Oscars. Known to choose largely dark ensembles, this one was a world away, oozing classic Hollywood glamour.
1998 saw the beautiful Charlize Theron attend the Vanity Fair after party in a crushed velvet bodycon, complete with statement pixie crop. Completing the look with a baby blue sateen bag, she exuded the charm of the sartorial 90s.
Ah 1999! The year at The Oscars Gwyneth Paltrow will never live down. Fountains of tears at her acceptance speech didn’t ruin her stunning baby pink gown however, complete with jewel encrusted choker and slicked back look.
Halle Berry’s big moment came in 2002 when she accepted the Best Actress award for Monster Ball. Tears ensued but what made the moment most magical, was the fact that she became the first black woman to win the award. Opting for something a little more alternative on the red carpet, Berry looked flawless in her mesh bodysuit-esque gown with sateen skirt combo.
J Lo has become iconic for her statement bodycon fits and use of sheer fabrics, yet this grecian piece from the 2007 Vanity Fair party looks incredible on her. Laced with intricate embellishments and cut to have a trailing train, she looks every inch the Greek goddess.
2014 was the year Cate Blanchett won her Best Actress for Blue Jasmine, and boy was her gown a reflection of her golden award. Scattered with beads and constructed so that the tulle would blend into her skin tone, she looked one with the dress.
A blossoming bump and enchanting tulle made for the perfect Oscars red carpet combination for Keira Knightley in 2015. The actress positively glowed in the cappuccino-coloured gown.
She might have only attended The Oscars a few times, but 2015’s outfit really made a statement. There to pay tribute to The Sound of Music, Lady Gaga arrived on the red carpet in a stunning white gown, contrasting it with striking scarlet gloves and coral-esque hair accessories.
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