For the more mature generation reading our lines, Kim Basinger was one big name at her time. Her breakthrough came in 1983 in the James Bond movie “Never Say Never Again.” Now there is more to Basinger than just blonde hair and great talent. Did you know that Kim Basinger designed this Cinderella-like dress?
She wore it to the 62nd Academy Awards in 1990, where she won the Best Supporting Actress award for the role she played in “L.A Confidential.” This debutante-like dress is definitely a little out there, but when you’re a star as big as Kim was, you can get away with practically anything.
The Woman of the 1990s - 1995
In the 1990s, Elizabeth Hurley was everywhere. She was a rising star, and she was part of the famous Hugh Grant and his other woman scandal. She donned a completely sequined Versace gown in 1995, but this look is so timeless that it could no doubt be worn at the Academy Awards even now.
Hurley chose a thin double spaghetti strap dress and a matching clutch while keeping the rest of the accessories to a minimum, emphasizing the decadence of the gown. Even to this day, although not heard of so often, she is considered one of the most beautiful women in the industry.
Fishing Marion - 2008
At the 2008 Academy Awards, Marion Cotillard looks like a modern mermaid in this Jean Paul Gaultier dress. She finished her look with a Chopard diamond necklace and ring and a Daniel Swarovski clutch. Seeing this reminds us of how the "La Vie en Rose" actress completely immerses herself in her movie roles.
The French actress has been glowing in her parts for more than 30 years and is one of her nation's leading actresses. These days Marion is investing most of her time in Newtopia, her new production company, which she established together with filmmaker Cyril Dion and producer Magali Payen.
The Other Side of Gaga - 2016
Lady Gaga always gets away with pushing the boundaries, of course, this time, she chose to do differently at the Academy Awards. She reached out to her designer friend Brandon Maxwell to design an outfit for her to wear to the awards. He made five custom dresses for the event, and this white jumpsuit was the one that she picked. It has a very classy and timeless feel to it.
It would have come as no surprise if Gaga would have chosen something more outrageous. However, her choice of a sophisticated and charming look just proves that there is no need to judge the book by its cover, and even the most outrageous people have a calmer person within.
Supermodel in White - 1993
Cindy Crawford is one of the most beautiful supermodels to ever live. In the last few years, she has been seen promoting a skincare line, and it doesn’t look like she’s aged one bit. You may be wondering what a supermodel like Cindy would wear to her first Academy Awards. Well, if you’re Cindy, you could wear a trash bag and still look like a million bucks. In the end, Cindy opted for a bodycon Herve Leger dress to show off that amazing model figure.
These were the 1990s, and back then, the fashion that ruled was tight on the body and not leaving too much for the imagination. And no matter how revealing the dress is, Crawford still looks elegant and prestigious.