Favorite All Time Oscar Looks

With the Oscars approaching on Sunday, I decided to do a selection of  my favorite looks of the Oscars, in preview of Sunday’s red carpet. This is a totally subjective list. What was my criteria? Either they were dresses that made such an impact that I still remember them or they are dresses I want to wear! At the end of the post I have all sorts of links for you to pursue galleries and galleries of dresses so you can choose your personal faves!!! On Monday we will see if any of Sunday’s looks are worthy of cracking this list.

Reese Witherspoon in Valentino (2002) – I have been obsessed with this dress since she wore it, and I’ve always said that if I get married, this is what my dress would probably look like – this or lots of sparkles!

reese witherspoon

Michelle Williams in Vera Wang (2006) – I love this and I hate yellow! that kind of says it all

michelle williams 2006

Charlize Theron in Gucci (2004) – For me this shows that Classic can be beautiful, and that really there is no such thing as too much sparkle

76th Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals

Grace Kelly in Edith Head (1955) – I really couldn’t do a historic fashion list and not include either Grace Kelly or Audrey Hepburn, such icons. However in my book Grace Kelly had the better Oscar moments, and this dress is a classic

Grace Kelly

Sharon Stone In Vera Wang & Gap (1998) – This was an outfit that really made a statement. Some people loved it some,hated it. I loved it for many a reasons:  First, you have to admire the guts of showing up to the oscars in a white button down from the Gap. Second, It’s flawless. Third, it set off a great trend of separates for night and I personally wanted to wear it! (i even wore separates for my prom, enough said)

Los Angeles March 23 1998 -660 101 Celebrities Arriving At The 70Th Annual Academy Awards

Cate Blanchett in Givenchy (2011) – Everything Cate Blanchett wears is flawless, and I had a lot of her dresses as candidates, but I wanted to choose just one, and for me this was it. It is daring and feminine at the same time. I like that it is different, beaded and edgy.

cate blanchett 2011

Penelope Cruz In Atelier Versace (2007) – Great Color, looks great and makes the right type of statement. One of the few Versace things i have really loved.

penelope cruz 2007

Gwyneth Paltrow in Calvin Klein (2011) – This dress is very much my style, simple design with a lot of sparkle!

2011 gwynyth

Anne Hathaway In Armani Prive (2009) – the same comments for Gwyneth’s dress apply here. Even though this one has an even more spectacular shape and sparkle

ah oscars

Hilary Swank In Guy Laroche (2005) – That back made quite a statement

hilary swank 2005

Marion Cotillard in Gaultier (2008) – The scales are awesome!

marion cotillard 2008

Nicole Kidman in Christian Dior Couture by John Galliano, 1997  – This dress is not necessarily 100% my style right now. However, at the time, I was completely amazed by it, I love the color and the oriental influence

The 69th Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals

Tilda Swinton In Lanvin (2009) – Love the colors, the color blocking, the simplicity of it and the poise in which she carries it. I am a huge Lanvin fan and this type of outfits exemplifies why. Not a dress for everyone, but definitely one for me!

81st Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals

Frida Pinto in Galliano (2009) Great Color, Great Shape, Great Sparkle, all around two thumbs up.

81st Annual Academy Awards – Arrivals

The Crazy Fabulous Looks!

I love Crazy fashion – and these for me are the ones I remember most! I think I recall them even more than the “good” ones, and really if you are going to go all out – make it count, make it either really good or really out there memorable (We have to give Cher her Credit for making Red carpets interesting – now there’s nothing to talk about! everybody looks the same!!). The ones below are my 10 favorite crazy fashion looks.

cher 3
Barbara Streisand
Demi Moore
Kate Hudson
bjork 2001
Bjork (2001)
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Kim Bassinger
Cher holding Oscar for 'Moonstruck,' April 11, 1988.
Australians Lizzy Gardiner (L) and Tim Chappel rea
Lizzy Gardiner
Actress Cher arrives for the 70th Annual Academy A
Cher – again – got to love her!
Acacemy Award winning singer Celine Dion arrives 2
Celine DIon

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