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Forget the awards and the speeches and even the movies themselves. In our humble opinion, the fashion is the most important part of any Oscars ceremony. In honor of this year's show, we’ve rounded up 41 of the most memorable looks of all time, from Grace Kelly to Lupita Nyong’o.
When you’ve got the Oscars at six but gotta get to your show on the Las Vegas strip by nine.
We’ve never seen anything quite like this metallic embroidered mirror mosaic long-sleeved gown. (Talk about a mouthful).
A year before Kelly became an actual princess, she certainly looked the part at the Oscars.
Speaking of princesses...
Not only did she win big on the red carpet, but Theron also won for her role in Monster this same year.
Between the V-neck, the stripes, the fur and the tan, this look is pure ’70s and we’re obsessed.
Dare we say this is the most talked-about dress the world has ever known?
Hard to believe this was the Euphoria star’s Oscar debut.
This dress would work on roughly .00001 percent of the population. Halle Berry is in that .00001.
This saffron gown has become one of the most memorable red carpet moments of all time.
Serving debutante ballerina realness.
Stone wore high-low before high-low was even a thing.
She’s beauty and she’s grace and she’s the reason we want to belt everything.
She paired the canary yellow gown with a signature red lip.
For what it’s worth, Roberts is saving this gorgeous gown for her daughter, Hazel. (Lucky.)
*Googles easy back-toning exercises*
Between the color, the detail and the overall drama, this one’s a win for us.
Channeling her inner Audrey Hepburn.
Is that a see-through pantsuit with a Peter Pan collar we see? Yes. Yes, it is.
Only she could pull off a dress that looks as though it’s entirely made of fish scales.
The leg that launched a million memes.
The bigger the bow, the better.
Our forever golden girl.
The supermodel opted for a body-hugging gown for her first Academy Awards.
The country star packed on the layers.
The quintessential Versace girl in our opinion.
One of the best-dressed presenters we ever did see.
Vintage wins again.
Also nominated for Best Actress, Winslet stood out in a color not seen often on the red carpet—a pretty mint green.
Although she didn’t win the Oscar for her role in Rachel Getting Married, Hathaway looked statuesque for the big event.
We’re getting serious princess vibes.
The designer has been one of Streep’s red carpet go-tos for years.
An embellished, cinched gown with a flattering silhouette.
Of course, we had to include this crimson number.
Can anyone say Old Hollywood?
The actress even helped design this blue-gray gown with a full tulle train.
The perfect combo of lace and tulle.
Red is definitely her color.
So simple, yet so flattering.
Everything from the draped hood to the hand-embroidered crystals make us want to swoon.
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