Witherspoon’s look in 2006, when she won the best actress for her role as June Carter in the hit film “Walk the Line,” was a vintage home run.
The Christian Dior gown was intricately beaded and offered a deep yet tasteful V-neck. The look could have been taken directly out of “Shakespeare’s In Love.”
This image from the arrival of the 1997 Academy Awards is more than two decades old. While Tom Cruise's presence on the right will clue us in on just how long ago that was, Nicole Kidman's dress could be just as fashionable now as it was then.
This masterpiece of a gown was designed by John Galliano for his first Couture collection for Dior. As impressive as the dress is in this picture, one would need to see a full 360 look to fully appreciate it. Apart from the silky chartreuse material and the applique framing the torso, the dress also features a thigh-high slit and a fishnet back.
Given this was her debut appearance at the Academy Awards after her burst-out role in “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” Rooney Mara started strong.
The cream-colored Givenchy Haute Couture gown was everything we could have hoped for from the often goth-leaning actress. The mermaid cut was specifically designed for her by the famous dressmaker.
Dressed almost like an Oscar herself, Renée Zellweger looks ravishing in a yellow strapless gown by Jean Dresses.
The yellow gown has a sweetheart neckline and a long drape of fabric that cascades down the middle. A perfectly done red lip completed the look.
Mira Sorvino rocked the red carpet in a strapless gown by Armani, which gave a glam twist to a prom gown.
This is a fit-and-flare dress with a sparkly, beaded bust. Her twisted updo topped off the look, creating one of the more memorable looks in Academy Award history.