Current Date: 20 Apr, 2024

The Most Memorable Red Carpet Looks of All Time

Since it began over 90 years ago, the Academy Awards have established themselves as Hollywood's biggest night of the year, with the finest of the best in film gathering at the Dolby Theatre to celebrate. 


With all eyes on the red carpet (millions of viewers from over 200 countries, to be exact), it's no surprise that celebrities ranging from established A-listers to first-year students go all out regarding their appearance.

The 'grand finale' of awards season has produced memorable red carpet moments ranging from classic Hollywood grandeur to boundary-pushing styles (Björk's swan dress, anyone?). However, a triumph on the Oscars red carpet can be just as important as the gold statue itself and will go down in history. 

It's been observed how a well-executed outfit that takes the sartorial spotlight can propel an actress's career and give her significant clout in the fashion world. Consider Jennifer Lawerence. 

The former indie darling wore a fire-engine red Calvin Klein gown to the 2011 ceremony, which immediately drew the industry's attention and led to a multi-million dollar contract with Dior and a spot on the cover of Vogue.

The Oscars never fail to deliver iconic red carpet looks, from Audrey Hepburn's timeless Hubert de Givenchy looks and Gwyneth Paltrow's pretty in pink gown to Nicole Kidman's striking Balenciaga dress with a trailing bow and Jennifer Lawrence's Dior ballgown (which she infamously stumbled in on her way to accept Best Actress).

While we anticipate seeing what celebrities like Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Cardi B, Margot Robbie, Emma Stone, and others will wear for this year's ceremony, let's look back at the greatest red carpet looks in Oscars history.

The Most Memorable Red Carpet Looks of All Time

1. Audrey Hepburn in Givenchy (1954)


2. Grace Kelly in Edith Head (1955)



3. Barbra Streisand in Arnold Scaasi (1969)


4. Cher in Bob Mackie (1973)


5. Lauren Hutton in Halston (1975)


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6. Farrah Fawcett in Stephen Burrow (1978)


7. Cher in Bob Mackie (1986)


8. Winona Ryder (1990)


9. Madonna in Bob Mackie (1991)


10. Winona Ryder in Badgley Mischka (1996)



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