The Oscars are one of the most viewed television events of the year, and tonight the world will be watching as the stars shine on the red carpet. Some will shine brighter than others, of course. From Gwyneth Paltrow’s pretty, pink princess Ralph Lauren gown in 1999 to Angelina’s leg in 2012, there have been many hits and misses on the red carpet over the years. I’d like to take a moment to reflect on some of the highs and lows throughout the years, so please join in taking a walk down red carpet memory lane…
Gwyneth Paltrow in Ralph Lauren in 1999. Quite possibly my favorite Oscar red carpet look of all time. Sweet, romantic and elegant!
Hilary Swank brought sexy back in a navy blue backless Guy Laroche gown in 2005. She looked extremely dramatic in this jaw-dropping dress.
In 2011 Mila Kunis chose a breathtaking lilac Elie Saab lace gown. The intricate lace detail and color of this dress made it one of my favorite looks in Oscar red carpet history.
Last year Angelina Jolie and her leg stole the show in a black velvet gown by Atelier Versace with a thigh-high slit up the side. People will be talking about this red carpet moment for years to come!
At the 2003 Oscars Kate Hudson glowed in an amazing golden lace Versace gown. She looked stunning and graceful. If I were to ever go to the Oscars, this is the dress I would choose!
Bjork showed up on the red carpet in 2001 in a swan suit. I mean, really. We were all shocked and more than a little confused, and she definitely made her mark on the “worst dressed of all time at the Oscars” list.
Another really confusing red carpet moment was Celine Dion in a white satin backwards tuxedo by Christian Dior in 1999. That’s right, I said backwards tuxedo.
In 1995 costume designer Lizzy Gardiner wore her own creation to the Oscars: a dress made of 254 expired American Express Gold cards. That night she took home the award for Best Costume Design.
At the 2002 Oscars Halle Berry walked the red carpet in a dramatic Elie Saab gown. Halle Berry always looks ravishing, but this floral, sheer and deep burgundy ensemble took her to the next level of glamour.
Michelle Williams looked like such a sweetheart when she wore a sunny, canary yellow Vera Wang gown in 2006. I think we can all agree though that her best accessory that night was her date, Heath Ledger.
In 2012 Jessica Chastain walked the red carpet in a gorgeous organza Alexander McQueen gown. She looked radiant in one of my all-time favorite Oscar looks. Her flawless, radiant skin and long, cascading curls completed the look.
Cher channeled her inner showgirl in 1986 in a custom Bob Mackie creation, complete with headdress made of rooster feathers. This look left many speechless.
What are your favorite/least favorite Oscar looks throughout the years? I can’t wait to see what everyone wears tonight! I’m sure more red carpet history will be made, both good and bad.
Enjoy the Oscars, everyone!