The Academy Awards have always been something to get excited over. I can vividly remember watching the Oscars when I was eight, because it was my birthday that day. My eight-year-old reasoning had me convinced that because the Oscars fell on my birthday, it was a sign I would one day be hoisting the golden statue in the air, thanking my parents and choking back tears. As you can imagine, I was a somewhat dramatic child...
Anyways, even back in the day I knew the Oscars were fabulous. I can remember wearing my favorite dress -- a mint and white gingham frock with daisies on it -- watching Helen Hunt accept her award, and Titanic taking home the biggest honor. That was also the night I first fell in love with Drew Barrymore, because - HELLO - she had DAISIES in her HAIR.
This being a fashion blog and all, I thought I'd present a post dedicated to the beautiful gowns that stick out in my mind from 1998-2011. Spoiler alert: No, I didn't include Halle Berry's famous sheer Elie Saab gown; it's an iconic dress for sure, just not one of my favorites.
What did I learn on my quest for the best?
- The late 90's where a dark time for Oscar dresses
- Sometimes accessories really make a dress. *see Angelina Jolie
- 2006 was the BEST year in Oscar fashion ever, EVER.
- I have a thing for red dresses
- And glittery ones
Okay that's all, here's the countdown to the number one Oscar dress of all time!
|30. Marion Cotillard in John Paul Gaultier at the 2008 Oscars|
|29. Kirsten Dunst wearing lacy Chanel in 2005|
|28. Reese Witherspoon in Vintage Chanel in 2006|
|27. Jennifer Aniston at the 2000 Oscars|
|26. Cate Blanchett - Givenchy in 2011|
|25. Catherine Zeta Jones in Versace at the 1999 Oscars|
|24. Julia Roberts in 2001 wearing Valentino|
|23. Hilary Swank wearing Guy Laroche in 2005|
|22. Jessica Alba in 2006 in Versace|
|21. Heidi Klum wearing John Galliano in 2008|
|20. Angelina Jolie - 2009 Elie Saab|
|19. Jessica Biel wearing Oscar de la Renta in 2007|
|18. Julianne Moore in 2003 wearing Tom Ford|
|17. Gwyneth Paltrow - Ralph Lauren 1999|
|16. Anne Hathaway in Armani Prive in 2009|
|15. Jennifer Lopez wearing Valentino in 2003|
|14. Nicole Kidman, 2006 Balenciaga|
|13. Mila Kunis in Elie Saab, 2011|
|12. Emily Blunt wearing Calvin Klein in 2007|
|11. Jennifer Lawrence wearing Calvin Klein in 2011|
|10. Naomi Watts in Versace, 2004|
|9. Amy Adams, Proenza Schouler 2008|
|8. Kate Winslet in Ben di Lisi at the 2002 Oscars|
|7. Penelope Cruz wearing Chanel in 2008|
|6. Diane Kruger in Elie Saab in 2006|
|5. Natalie Portman, Rodarte, 2009|
|4. Diane Kruger wearing Chanel in 2010|
|3. Charlize Theron in 2004, Gucci|
|2. Keira Knightley, Vera Wang, 2006|
|1. Michelle Williams wearing Vera Wang in 2006|