The annual Academy Awards is undoubtedly one of the most glamorous red-carpet events across the globe. With millions of viewers tuning in to watch live, the pressure is on for celebrities to look absolutely flawless.Yet, of all the gorgeous stars, there are some who stand out and make fashion history. Here are the 10 Most Beautiful Oscar Gowns of All Time, before proceeding, do subscribe to our channel for more amazing videos.
10. Jennifer Lawrence
At the 2013 Oscars, Lawrence stunned us all in an exquisite Christian Dior Couture gown. The exquisite ensemble was valued at a whopping 4 million dollars and certainly got Jennifer all the right nods. The 2013 Oscars will be memorable for Jennifer Lawrence in more ways than one as she took home her very first Academy Award that night for Best Actress and also a rather embarrassing stumble on her way up to the stage. However, taking it sportingly in her stride, Lawrence admitted that she had tried on the dress at the very last minute and did not get much time to rehearse walking around in it.
09. Lupita Nyong’o
At the 86th Oscars, the then relatively unknown Kenyan-Mexican actress walked away with the award for Best Supporting actress for her brave role in 12 Years A Slave. She also embedded her place firmly in fashion history with her choice of evening gown. Lupita memorably graced the red carpet in a stunning sky blue custom Prada gown. With a fluid fit, the elegant gown looked like it was made for Lupita who accessorized it perfectly with a Fred Leighton headband and minimal jewellery.
08. Audrey Hepburn
At the 1954 Oscars, Hepburn walked away with the accolade for Best Actress while stunning everyone in a floral Givenchy number. With a boat neckline and a tight belt that accentuated her waist, Hepburn truly chose a dress that did not fit the convention of an Oscar gown. Yet, the ivory dress designed exclusively by French design legend Hubert de Givenchy has gone down in history as one of the best dresses of the 20th century and topped many polls as the best Oscar dress of all time. The retro piece has seen countless imitations on red carpets across the world, firmly cementing Audrey Hepburn as a timeless fashion diva.
07. Penelope Cruz
Donning a timeless Armani Prive gown, the Spanish actress dazzled the red carpet in 2012, as she sashayed her way into Oscar fashion history. The dramatic blue-grey dress featured off-shoulder straps and a cascading trail, and truly complimented the dark-haired beauty’s olive skin. Cruz smartly kept accessories to the bare minimum with Chopard jewels adorning her neck and a retro-styled hairdo. Rumour has it that the dress was created exclusively for Penelope Cruz and it sure does show when she wears it.
06. Cameron Diaz
Back in 2010, Diaz glided across the Oscar red carpet in a gorgeous champagne coloured Oscar de la Renta gown that became the talk of fashion circles. The strapless ballgown with gold paillette embroidery was perfectly complemented by Cameron’s side-swept blonde hairdo, shocking red lipstick, and winning smile. As the tall stunner headed up on stage to present the award for the Best Animated Feature, Diaz’s look truly earned her a place in Oscar fashion history books.
05. Gwyneth Paltrow
In 2012, Gwyneth Paltrow left everyone speechless in a truly remarkable Tom Ford gown that was the talk of the town for long after. Tom Ford is notorious for not allowing photography at his fashion shows and this gown provided a glimpse into his works. The milky white statuesque creation was said to be inspired by the fashion style of former American First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy and stood out as truly unique among all the gowns that night. Known for making fashion mistakes at the earlier Oscars, Gwyneth Paltrow truly redeemed herself at the 84th Academy Awards. She accessorized the show stopping gown perfectly with a single diamond cuff, a chunky ring, and very subdued makeup. Minimal can indeed be very classy.
04. Reese Witherspoon
At the 2006 Academy Awards, Reese wore an impeccable Christian Dior masterpiece that dates back to 1955. The petite actress spotted the one of a kind dress at a vintage shop in Paris and knew that she had to have it.Showing that vintage never goes out of style, the classic V-shaped neckline and metallic embellishments made the dress seem like a creation out of a fairy-tale. Reese reportedly could not bear to part with the dress though she has claimed she will never wear it again. The dress may only see the light of day if her daughter Ava chooses to wear it.
03. Chloe Sevigny
Most actresses tend to avoid wearing black on their big night at the Academy Awards. However Alber Elbaz, the former creative director of Yves Saint Laurent, crafted a black masterpiece that will go down as one of the most exquisite gowns to ever grace the Oscar red carpet. Actress Chloe Sevigny looked divine as she glided across the red carpet in the flowy backless number with a plunging neckline. Keeping her look simple and classic, Sevigny complemented the dress with Bulgari bracelets and a Maltese cross necklace, looking every inch a femme fatale.
02. Halle Berry
Halle Berry has always wowed us with her bold fashion choices and the 2002 Academy Awards showed just how bravely stylish this Oscar winner can turn out to be. Opting away from the classic style of most Oscar gowns, Berry opted to pull off a risque sheer Elie Saab number. With a few strategically placed flowers covering her breasts and a crimson trail with yards and yards of silky fabric, Halle Berry won the award for Best Actress that night and the hearts of fashion critics across the world.
01. Hilary Swank
At the 77th Academy Awards, the Oscar nominee wore a navy-blue Guy Laroche dress that would make its way into fashion legend. Standing in stark contrast to most red-carpet gowns that are either strapless or low-necked, this sapphire-coloured masterpiece was full sleeved with a stunning drop on the back. Hilary Swank rocked the fashion stakes that night and set a new benchmark for Oscar gowns while at the same time walking away with the coveted award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Power-dressing all the way!