If ever there was a time to tune into the lavish, though admittedly dull, Academy Award ceremony, now is that time. For a few hours, we can focus on trivial things such as red carpets and gold statuettes whilst (we hope) listening to some epic Trump takedowns, and not feel one bit bad about it. What will Ruth Negga wear as she sits among the talented females in the Best Actress category? And how many others will make a political statement with a designer gown?
If worn right, an Oscar dress can go down in fashion history – and there have been some gorgeous gowns over the years. Remember Hilary Swank’s amazing backless Calvin Klein dress in 2005? Or JLO’s mint-green Valentino in 2004? Penelope Cruz’s 2007 stunning blush Atelier Versace dress still tops almost every best-dressed list as does Halle Berry’s exquisite Elie Saab gown, worn in 2002 when she took home the Oscar for her performance in Monster’s Ball. And remember last year when Emma Stone stunned (also in Elie Saab)? Either way, we’ve chosen a number of fabulous Oscar dresses that have wowed us through the last few years – and you can view them in our gallery above.
They should keep you salivated until this year’s red carpet rolls around on February 27th (only a week away!), where we’ll be keeping you in the know about all the red carpet action slash anti-Trump antics.