Best Ever Oscar Red Carpet Looks

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Nicole Kidman's Christian Dior look for the 69th Academy Awards is proof of this. Tom Cruise is a shadow in the glory of this unnameable texture.

Nicole Kidman in Dior (1997)

The dress is sweet and innocent, even if the fit is a little off. This outfit is a must-have for any best dressed list.

Gwyneth Paltrow in Ralph Lauren (1999)

Lupita's 2014 Prada gown elevated the Grecian goddess trope. Just when we thought teal was dead, this dress appeared.

Lupita Nyong'o in Prada (2014)

This fabulous look predates stylists. A black feather-lined duster with black tights and black shoes defies categorization.

Faye Dunaway in Theadora Van Runkle (1968)

It's classic LBD with her cool demeanour. Intricate headband and sash accentuate the striking silhouette.

Winona Rider in Armani (2000)

Halle Berry at the 2002 Oscars, before the naked dress. Colorful details give this Elie Saab dress a sexy and ethereal feel.

Halle Berry in Elie Saab (2002)

The dress is understated, especially in front, and shows the power of doing less.

Hilary Swank in Guy Laroche (2005)

Every time I see this look, I reconsider strapless dresses. Kruger looks great in an Elie Saab structure. Her untidy hair adds to the Californian vibe.

Diane Kruger in Elie
Saab (2006)

Margot Robbie's 2018 Chanel look is architectural. With her blunt bob, she looks very relaxed. Her crystal handbag is a winning mix of old and new.

Margot Robbie in Chanel (2018)

There's a lot to love about Cher's look. The two-piece set is now standard on the red carpet, but it wasn't always.

Cher in Bob Mackie (1973)

Zendaya in the perfect look for an Oscar presenter. Notes! She's cool and casual, with no sequins.

Zendaya in Giambattista Valli (2018)

Tessa Thompson glowed in a Chanel dress in 2019. Her half-back hairstyle and peplum waist give her a retro glam vibe.

Tessa Thompson in Chanel (2019)

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