Best Oscar Outfits Ever
We present a selection of the most remarkable Oscar gowns of all time - from Grace Kelly to Celine Dion to Jennifer Lawrence.
Oscar Outfits: The 'Best Dressed' Ever
Year after year we look forward to a very specific bright red carpet in Los Angeles. To be precise: on the red carpet in front of the Kodak Theater. Because this is exactly where all of Hollywood - or at least the chosen few - gathers once a year to attend the big Oscars. In addition to the winners, their films, and the Oscar speeches, which are increasingly gaining political relevance, our focus is of course also on the breathtaking dresses (or suits), spectacular beauty looks, and exclusive, top-class pieces of jewelry that are performed on the evening .
The Oscars have been the red carpet highlight of the year since 1929 – and not just for the nominated actors. The winners of the evening can also include those who leave a lasting impression on the red carpet. After years of the awards being held to a limited extent only due to the pandemic, we are already looking forward to this year’s, but to get in the mood, let’s take another look at the (fashion) history books.
We show the most beautiful/exciting Oscar outfits of all time:
At the 1999
Academy Awards, Celine Dion
turned heads in a Christian Dior pantsuit. The special feature: the suit jacket is buttoned on the back!
's red Balenciaga dress from 2007
only reveals its sophistication at a second glance: with a large bow at the neck that ends in a narrow train.
delivered one of the most emotional performances in Oscar history in 2002
when she burst into tears completely uncontrollably when accepting the award. Reason: She was the first black actress to win an Oscar for performance as best actress. Also remembered: her Elie Saab dress.
in a white off-the-shoulder Chanel couture gown at the 2018
New face Rooney Mara
in a white gown with a sweeping hem by Givenchy in 2012
Double luck: Oscar win for "Black Swan" and a baby in 2011
for Natalie Portman
. The actress attends the Academy Awards ceremony, heavily pregnant, in a purple Rodarte gown.
wore a stunning Elie Saab ball gown at the 2015
A gorgeous black dress by Versace and a beautiful woman. At the Oscars 2012
, the whole world is only looking at one leg, which is ennobled with its own Twitter account during the award ceremony.
"Once Princess!" Uma Thurman
was stunned on the red carpet at the 2004
Oscars in a Christian Lacroix dress.
An absolute eye-catcher at the Oscars 2016
was singer Lady Gaga
in her white jumpsuit with a train by Brandon Maxwell. Her very emotional song "Til It Happens To You" was nominated for "Best Original Song".
is known to love Dior. For the 2014
Oscars, she chose to wear a black mermaid-style dress from the fashion house.
wore a sparkling Oscar de la Renta gown to the 88th Academy Awards in 2016
At the 1989
Oscars, Demi Moore
was shocked with this unconventional creation consisting of biker shorts, a lace corset, and flounced train. Bruce Willis
, who was still her husband at the time, appeared in a chic blue suit.
wears flounced haute couture by Atelier Versace to the 2007
, Cate Blanchett
was nominated for Best Female Lead for her role in Carol, wearing a floral-embellished Armani Privé gown. Rooney Mara
wore a Givenchy cutout lace dress to the Oscars.
set new standards for the red carpet at her first Oscar invitation in 2012
: in a white one-shoulder evening dress by Elie Saab.
, the year the world was talking about her film Black Swan, Mila Kunis
attended the Academy Awards in a lavender haute couture Elie Saab gown.
won the coveted Academy Award in 2015
for her performance in Still Alice. The following year, although she wasn't among the nominees, she shone in this black Chanel Couture dress.
Whoever dares wins: Michelle Williams
proved at the Oscars 2006
that the color yellow is suitable for the red carpet.
Heavily pregnant on the red carpet? Keira Knightley
leads the way in this dream Oscar de la Renta dress, seen at the 2015
Fairytale: Lupita Nyong'o
in a baby blue Prada Cinderella gown at the 2014
Oscars. She received her first Academy Award that night for her supporting role in 12 Years a Slave.
in an embellished Alexander McQueen dress at the 2013
One of the greatest Oscar looks of all time: Charlize Theron
in a Dior Couture dress and short haircut at the 2013
, Michelle Williams
was nominated for an Oscar for her role as Marilyn Monroe. She wore a bright red Louis Vuitton peplum bustier dress to the event.
Timelessly beautiful: Liz Hurley
in Versace at the 1995
makes a good catch with the flaky Jean Paul Gaultier dress she wore to her 2008
Oscar win for La Vie en Rose.
The nude-colored robe in which Kate Hudson
attended the Oscars in 2003
is girly and magical.
Italian design icon Valentino Garavani designed the extravagant black and white dress that Julia Roberts
wore when she won the Academy Award for "Erin Brockovich" in 2001
Hand in hand with her brother, Kim Basinger
appears at the 1990
Academy Awards. The dress is a creation of the actress.
Not exactly suitable for climbing stairs, but all the more beautiful to look at: Jennifer Lawrence
's haute couture gown by Dior when she won an Oscar for "Silver Linings" in 2013
, Hilary Swank
won an Oscar for her role in Million Dollar Baby, turning heads on the red carpet in a deep blue, low-back Guy Laroche dress.
, Helen Mirren
proved that not only young actresses stand out on the red carpet in a silver dress with transparent sleeves by Badgley Mischka.
Lush flounces and sequins adorn Halle Berry
's nude Marchesa dress in 2011
Also in 2012
, the actress knows how to convince in a white cape robe by Tom Ford.
received her Oscar for Best Actress for the film Country Girl in 1955
in a turquoise silk Edith Headdress.
was stunned in a bright blue John Galliano gown in 2009
The German actress also knows how to impress at the Academy Awards 2010
: in a black and white dress by Chanel.
in a black Yves Saint Laurent dress at the Oscars in 2000
wears a sparkling, sequined Gucci dress in 2004
attends the 2011
Oscars in an embroidered Givenchy gown.
An Oscar legend with its own Wikipedia entry: singer Björk
's swan dress from 2001
, designed by Macedonian designer Marjan Pejowski.
This look was remembered: Gwyneth Paltrow
in a pink Ralph Lauren dress at her Oscar win for Shakespeare in Love in 1999
Lace flounces and a small train adorn Diane Kruger
's white Elie Saab gown for the 2006
wears a black vintage Versace gown and performs three Oscar-nominated songs onstage at the 2005
in a gold Atelier Versace dress at the 2018
in Valentino, 2003
in Bob Mackie, 1985
in Christian Dior, 2005
in a skirt by Vera Wang and a blouse by Gap, 1998
in Dior, 2018
in a sparkling Armani Privé gown, 2020
, Lady Gaga
was recognized for her song "Shallow" and appeared in a black, off-the-shoulder Alexander McQueen dress, with an extravagant waist and train.
at the Oscars 2021
in a golden gown by Valentino, reminiscent of the Oscar statue.