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50 Most Beautiful Dresses of Academy Awards History

1951 marilyn monroe 1951

1951 – Marilyn Monroe

1954 audrey hepburn 1954 givenchy

1954 – Audrey Hepburn in Givenchy

1955 grace kelly edith head

1955 – Grace Kelly in Edith Head

With just 1 day to go; I wanted to reminiscence the most gorgeous and unforgettable dresses of Academy Awards History – from 1951 to 2012. Aside from THE trio (and Elizabeth Taylor) the obvious winners of the list are Cate Blanchett, Gwyneth Paltrow and Michelle Williams (with runners up Nicole Kidman, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Alba and Penelope Cruz). As for designers there is no surprise – Christian Dior, Valentino, Vera Wang, Elie Saab, Marchesa and Versace left their marks on the red carpet through the years, just like they still do. I wish I could say the same about shoes though, Americans are not as tasteful as Europeans when it comes to red carpet shoes.

Anyways, just click through to see the rest of the list! (I am talking about a memory lane in which Nicole Kidman and Penelope Cruz still had it, Sienna Miller introduced the boho chic to the red carpet and Marion Cotillard wore gowns that were not Dior, people!)

(To see my previous red carpet & vintage dresses comparison posts click here & here)

1961 elizabeth taylor 1961christian dior

1961 – Elizabeth Taylor in Christian Dior

1968 barbara streisand 1968 scaasi

1968 – Barbara Straisand in Scaasi

Farah Fawcett

1978 – Farah Fawcett

1997 nicole kidman 1997 christian dior

1997 – Nicole Kidman in Christian Dior

1999 gwyneth paltrow 1999 ralph lauren

1999 – Gwyneth Paltrow in Ralph Lauren

2001 julia roberts valentino

2001 – Julia Roberts in Valentino

2001 renée zellweger 1959 jean desses

2001 – Renée Zellweger in Vintage Jean Desses

2002 halleberry 2002 elie saab

2002 – Halle Berry in Elie Saab

2002 kate winslet ben de lisi

2002 – Kate Winslet in Ben de Lisi

2003 jennifer lopez valentino

2003 – Jennifer Lopez in Valentino

2003 kate hudson versace

2003 – Kate Hudson in Versace

2004 charlize therongucci

2004 – Charlize Theron in Gucci

2004 sienna miller  matthew williamson

2004 – Sienna Miller in Matthew Williamson

2005 cate blanchett valentino

2005 – Cate Blanchett in Valentino

2005 hilary swank guy laroche

2005 – Hillary Swank in Guy Laroche

2006 diane kruger  elie saab

2006 – Diane Kruger in Elie Saab

2006 jessica alba  versace

2006 – Jessica Alba in Versace

2006 keira knightley 2006 vera wang

2006 – Keira Knightley in Vera Wang

2006 michelle williams vera wang

2006 – Michelle Williams in Vera Wang

2006 reese witherspoon 1955 christian dior

2006 – Reese Witherspoon in Vintage Christian Dior

2007 cate blanchett armani prive

2007 – Cate Blanchett in Armani Prive

2007 gwyneth-paltrow-oscars--zac posen

2007 – Gwyneth Paltrow in Zac Posen

2007 maggie gyllenhaal proenza schouler

2007 – Maggie Gyllenhaal in Proenza Schouler

2007 nicole kidman balenciaga

2007 – Nicole Kidman in Balenciaga

2007 penelope cruz 2007 versace

2007 – Penelope Cruz in Versace

2008 anne hathaway marchesa

2008 – Anne Hathaway in Marchesa

2008 jessica alba marchesa

2008 – Jessica Alba in Marchesa

2008 katherine heigl esacada

2008 – Katherine Heigl in Escada

2008 marion cotillard john paul gaultier

2008 – Marion Cotillard in Jean Paul Gaultier

2008 penelope cruz karl lagerfeld

2008 – Penelope Cruz in Karl Lagerfeld

2009 anne hathaway armani prive

2009 – Anne Hathaway in Armani Prive

2009 sarah jessica parker dior couture

2009 – Sarah Jessica Parker in Dior Couture

82nd Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals

2010 – Demi Moore in Atelier Versace

2010 sandra bullock 2010 marchesa

2010 – Sandra Bullock in Marchesa

2010 sarah jessica parker chanel

2010 – Sarah Jessica Parker in Chanel

2011 jennifer_lawrence_2011_calvin klein

2011 – Jennifer Lawrence in Calvin Klein

83rd Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals

2011 – Michelle Williams in Chanel

2011 mila kunis elie saab

2011 – Mila Kunis in Elie Saab

2011 natalie portman rodarte

2011 – Natalie Portman in Rodarte

2011 sandra bullock vera wang

2011 – Sandra Bullock in Vera Wang

2012 angeline jolie 2012 atelier versace

2012 – Angelina Jolie in Atelier Versace

2012 gwyneth paltrow  tom ford

2012 – Gwyneth Paltrow in Tom Ford

2012 jessica chastain alexander mcqueen

2012 – Jessica Chastain in Alexander McQueen

2012 michelle williams  louis vuitton

2012 – Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton

2012 milla jovovich 2012 elie saab

2012 – Milla Jovovich in Elie Saab

2012 octavia spencer 2012 tadashi shoji

2012 – Octavia Spencer in Tadashi Shoji

2012 rooney mara  givenchy couture

2012 – Rooney Mara in Givenchy Couture

11 Comments

  1. Serenity says

    I ♥ quite a few of them. But mostly the newer ones. Beautiful lineup altogether!

  2. Lost of wonderful dresses here! I particularly like McQueen and the spectacular, yet simple Tom Ford!!
    I would have added some Oscar de la Renta models though =)

  3. Pingback: 60 Most Remarkable Dresses of MET Gala History « The Fashion Medley

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