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30 Of The Best Red Carpet Looks At The Oscars Through The Years

We’re almost at the end of awards season, with none other than the Academy Awards punctuating the glitziest time of the year. Come February 25th, the red carpet will be rolled out yet again, and the best of the best in Hollywood will be recognized for their stellar contributions to the film industry.

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Speaking of the best, the Oscars has always produced some of the finest, most iconic red carpet ensembles throughout history. So before we get excited and set our predictions for 2019’s best dressed list, let’s look back at the most stunning fashion moments from Hollywood’s brightest stars. From Audrey Hepburn’s winning Givenchy look to Angelina Jolie’s legendary high-slit Versace gown, see our top 30 picks below:

 

Audrey Hepburn in Givenchy, 1954


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Grace Kelly in Givenchy, 1955


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Lauren Hutton in Halston, 1975


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Daryl Hannah, 1988


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Winona Ryder, 1990


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Madonna in Bob Mackie, 1991


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Cindy Crawford in Herve Leger, 1993


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Elizabeth Hurley in Versace, 1995


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Nicole Kidman in Dior, 1997


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Gwyneth Paltrow in Ralph Lauren, 1999


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Halle Berry in Elie Saab, 2002


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Charlize Theron in Dior, 2004


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Beyonce in Atelier Versace, 2005


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Michelle Williams in Vera Wang, 2006


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Nicole Kidman in Balenciaga, 2007


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Anne Hathaway in Armani Prive, 2009


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Meryl Streep in Lanvin, 2012


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Gwyneth Paltrow in Tom Ford, 2012


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Angelina Jolie in Versace, 2012


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Jennifer Lawrence in Dior, 2013


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Lupita Nyong'o in Prada, 2014


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Emma Stone in Elie Saab, 2015


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Lupita Nyong'o in Calvin Klein Collection, 2015


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Cate Blanchett in Armani Prive, 2016


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Charlize Theron in Dior, 2016


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Emma Stone in Givenchy, 2017


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Taraji P. Henson in Alberta Ferretti, 2017


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Margot Robbie in Chanel, 2018


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Nicole Kidman in Armani, 2018


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Saoirse Ronan in Calvin Klein By Appointment, 2018


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