In preparation for the Channel Nine Australia The Today Show Oscars Live Special at 12noon EST on Monday February 28 we wanted to go back and take a look at some of the top Oscar Frocks that have created iconic trends that have lived the red carpet for decades later. There will also be a round up of the best 2011 Oscar frock on Tuesday March 1 at 8.20am so catch all the fashion action with The Today Show Australia coverage.
The floral print Givenchy tea length frock rocked the red carpet and threw the gauntlet down for the fashion stakes that have influenced us for 4 decades and counting.
In 2008 Penelope Cruz in an haute couture Chanel. She embodiees a super-simmering latina sexiness and sophistication and commands her red carpet appearances especially in this frock strikingly. This to me is what Hollywood red carpet style is all about.
2008 was an exceptional year for dynamic red carpet fashion and Heidi stole it in this John Galliano red carpet extravaganza, fitted, flirtatious and defying the red carpet by outshining it with a choice of this burning red carpet frock. Fashion is all about passion and chutzpah and this takes the cake.
This has to be the ultimate pants suit flaunting women’s fashion as a feminist right to express without frontiers or barriers. A fashionably strong statement from one of the best iconic film stars of all time. We heart Babs! Designer: Bob Mackie
This creation by Valentino has to be the most iconic vintage gown of all time and flew in the face of having everything new new new.
The ultimate fashion forward frock of the decade was this Elie Saab design. This was a victory on so many levels, a female African American actor who broke so many barriers with her sense of style, fashion and killer figure.
Gowns took a twist in 2010 by becoming textured sculpted fashion pieces of art and Vera Farmagia was the poster child of this look. It was by Marchesa in cherry and WOW what a look!
Championed the deconstructured minimalist look and defied pink to look passionate and sexy. It was Gwyneth’s year and what a gown!
This was voted one of the best Oscar dresses all time and Australia’s very own Nicole Kidman looks ethereal and fragile in this gorgeous dress by L’Wren Scott.
Anne Hathaway. Almost 50 years later Anne Hathaway takes the Audrey Hepburn feel and turns it into a golden statuesque 21st century look that is old Hollywood with a new, shimmering spin. This gown takes our breath away because it is so striking simple and so dramatic. Gorgeous! Designer: Armani Prive