67 Of The Most Iconic Oscars Red Carpet Looks Of All Time

The most glamorous night of the year

Since its first ceremony was held more than 90 years ago, the Academy Awards has cemented itself as Hollywood’s biggest night of the year where the best of the best in film join together 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 from established A-listers to newcomers pull out all the stops when it comes to their look. 

The ‘grand finale’ of awards season has seen memorable moments on the red carpet that range from classic Hollywood glamour to boundary-pushing looks (Björk’s swan dress, anyone?). Arguably, a triumph on the Oscars red carpet can be just as important as the gold statue itself – if not more so – and forever go down in history. It’s seen how a carefully crafted look that steals the sartorial spotlight can launch an actress’s career forward and gain her serious clout in the fashion industry. Just look at Jennifer Lawerence. The once indie darling wore a fire-engine red Calvin Klein gown at the 2011 ceremony that immediately captured the industry’s attention and ultimately led to a multi-million dollar contract with Dior and earned her a place on the Hollywood A-list. 

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

While we anticipate to see what Lady Gaga, Margot Robbie and Emma Stone will wear for this year’s ceremony on February 25, let’s take a look back at the greatest red carpet looks in Oscars history.

Audrey Hepburn in Givenchy (1954)

Audrey Hepburn

Grace Kelly in Edith Head (1955)

Grace Kelly

Grace Kelly in Edith Head (1956)

Grace Kelly

Barbra Streisand in Arnold Scaasi (1969)

Barbra Streisand

Cher in Bob Mackie (1973)


Lauren Hutton in Halston (1975)

Lauren Hutton

Audrey Hepburn in Givenchy (1975)

Audrey Hepburn

Farrah Fawcett in Stephen Burrow (1978)

Farrah Fawcett

Cher in Bob Mackie (1986)


Winona Ryder (1990)

Winona Ryder

Madonna in Bob Mackie (1991)


Cindy Crawford in Versace (1991)

Cindy Crawford

Cindy Crawford in Herve Leger (1993)

Cindy Crawford

Winona Ryder in Badgley Mischka (1996)

Winona Ryder

Nicole Kidman in John Galliano for Christian Dior (1997)

Nicole Kidman

Sharon Stone in Gap and Vera Wang (1998)

Sharon Stone

Meryl Streep in Valentino (1999)

Meryl Streep

Gwyneth Paltrow in Ralph Lauren (1999)

Gwyneth Paltrow

Renee Zellweger in vintage Jean Dessès (2001)

Renee Zellweger

Björk in Marjan Pejoski (2001)


Julia Roberts in Valentino (2001)

Julia Roberts

Halle Berry in Elie Saab (2002)

Halle Berry

Kate Hudson in Versace (2003)

Kate Hudson

Jennifer Lopez in Valentino (2003)

Jennifer Lopez

Charlize Theron in Gucci (2004)

Charlize Theron

Sandra Bullock in Oscar de la Renta (2004)

Sandra Bullock

Angelina Jolie in Marc Bouwer (2004)

Angelina Jolie

Beyonce in Atelier Versace (2005)


Keira Knightley in Vera Wang (2006)

Keira Knightley

Reese Witherspoon in Christian Dior (2006)

Reese Witherspoon

Michelle Williams in Vera Wang (2006)

Michelle Williams

Anne Hathaway in Valentino (2007)

Anne Hathaway

Kate Winslet in Valentino (2007)

Kate Winslet

Penelope Cruz in Atelier Versace (2007)

Penelope Cruz

Nicole Kidman in Balenciaga (2007)

Nicole Kidman

Marion Cotillard in Jean Paul Gaultier (2008)

Marion Cotillard

Jennifer Aniston in Valentino (2009)

Jennifer Aniston

Anne Hathaway in Armani Prive (2009)

Anne Hathaway

Diane Kruger in Chanel (2010)

Diane Kruger

Sarah Jessica Parker in Chanel (2010)

Sarah Jessica Parker

Zoe Saldana in Givenchy (2010)

Zoe Saldana

Cate Blanchett in Givenchy (2011)

Cate Blanchett

Mila Kunis in Elie Saab (2011)

Mila Kunis

Jennifer Lawrence in Calvin Klein (2011)

Jennifer Lawrence

Angelina Jolie in Atelier Versace (2012)

Angelina Jolie

Emma Stone in Giambattista Valli (2012)

Emma Stone

Meryl Streep in Lanvin (2012)

Meryl Streep

Gwyneth Paltrow in Tom Ford (2012)

Gwyneth Paltrow

Jennifer Lawrence in Christian Dior (2013)

Jennifer Lawrence

Lupita Nyong’o in Prada (2014)

Lupita Nyong'o

Lady Gaga in Alaïa (2015)

Lady Gaga

Keira Knightley in Valentino (2015)

Keira Knightley

Sienna Miller in Oscar de la Renta (2015)

Sienna Miller

Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton (2016)

Alicia Vikander

Lady Gaga in Brandon Maxwell (2016)

Lady Gaga

Emma Stone in Givenchy (2017)

Emma Stone

Ruth Negga in Valentino (2017)

Ruth Negga

Janelle Monáe in Elie Saab (2017)

Janelle Monáe

Agnès Varda in Gucci (2018)

Agnes Varda

Saoirse Ronan in Calvin Klein (2018)

Saoirse Ronan

Zendaya in Giambattista Valli (2018)


Jennifer Lawrence in Dior (2018)

Jennifer Lawrence

Margot Robbie in Chanel (2018)

Margot Robbie

Jessica Chastain in Gucci(2022)

Jessica Chastain

Zendaya in Valentino (2022)

Jessica Chastain

Lily James in Atelier Versace (2022)

Lily James

Jada Pinkett Smith in Jean Paul Gaultier (2022)

Jada Pinkett Smith

Nicole Kidman in Armani made in custom “Nicole Kidman Blue” colour (2022)

Nicole Kidman

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