When Catherine Zeta-Jones showed up on the 2021 Emmys red carpet, everyone else might as well have gone home. Her strapless, burgundy gown turned heads with its high slit and cinched waist. The Welsh actress looked like the perfect blend of elegance and seduction — not an easy feat in general, let alone doing it in her 50s.
Her husband, actor Michael Douglas, told reporters, “I can’t believe my luck.” We wouldn’t either, Michael! The dress was the work of Cristina Ottaviano, a New York-based designer who has also dressed the likes of Bella Hadid, Allison Janney, and Emily Ratajkowski for their red carpet-dos.
Shania Twain, 2022
Everybody should just stop what they're doing. Shania Twain just made the best/boldest/weirdest/most iconic fashion choice of 2022. The country star was honored with the Music Icon Award at the 2022 People's Choice Awards, and she did not disappoint.
An ode to the music video for her legendary song, "That Don't Impress Me Much," Twain wore a leopard-print dress, equipped with a hood and all. Also featuring a sheer body suit, this look sent fans into a nostalgic tizzy. This would be like Britney Spears bringing back the all-denim look from her Y2K days. And pulling this off at 57? That certainly does impress us much.
Diane Keaton, 2004
Diane Keaton looked elegant and sophisticated on the red carpet at the 2004 Golden Globes. In all white, she wore a Nehru jacket, long gloves, and an extravagant string of pearls. She looks winning, and win she did. Keaton won the Best Actress prize for “Something’s Gotta Give.”
Accepting the honor, she gushed over the fact that she had the rare opportunity to play the female love interest at her ripe age, almost ending her 7th decade in life. With those sparkling boots and silky, glossy gloves, Keaton knocked off a few years and blended in flawlessly with the younger generation.
Hailey Bieber, 2020
Hailey Bieber swept the style awards at the 2020 InStyle and Warner Bros. Pictures Golden Globes after-party in Beverly Hills. The model dazzled in a stunning glittery Saint Laurent blazer dress complete with a plunging neckline. Adding a touch of edge to her outfit, Hailey sported a loose leather belt around her waist.
Known for her impeccable street style, the model always turns heads whether she is enjoying some downtime in LA or strutting down the runway during fashion week. What truly sets her apart is her skillful use of oversized outerwear as the final finishing touch to any outfit.
Angelina Jolie, 2012
You may expect a look like this from Megan Fox or Blake Lively but not Angelina Jolie, right? In 2012 her high-slit Atelier Versace gown went viral. She paired this dress with Salvatore Ferragamo's custom-made black velvet peep-toe pumps. We admire her courage and bravery to wear something like this!
Off the red carpet, Jolie has certainly been through a lot. From her breakdown in her marriage with Brad Pitt to her health problems that seems to have overcome, Jolie really is a force of nature who seems to persevere through everything. Heck, she even became a superhero when she starred in the MCU movie "Eternals."