Who wore it best? A look back at Hollywood's most iconic Oscar dresses.
In 1954, Audrey Hepburn won the Best Actress Academy Award for Holiday in Rome. The star attended the ceremony in a gorgeous Givenchy gown. In 2011, the dress was sold at auction for $131,000.
Gwyneth Paltrow has a well-established reputation as a successful actress and a true style icon. In 1999, she wore a most elegant outfit to the Academy Awards. Gwyneth had on a pale pink floor-length Ralph Lauren gown with thin straps. The actress accessorised her delicate image with exquisite jewellery.
By the way, not only was Paltrow complimented on her dress that night, but she also received the coveted Best Actress Oscar for her role in Shakespeare in Love.
2001 saw Julia Roberts win the Best Actress Academy Award for Erin Brockovich. She wore a vintage black and white Valentino gown from the 1992 collection, which Valentino Garavani had dedicated to the legends of world cinema.
After the award ceremony, the famous designer commented that while he had dressed many famous women, Julia was the only one that had made him really happy, adding that he almost burst out in tears of joy when she went up to the stage to receive her award and that it was one of the most important moments of his career. The dress actually drew so much attention that it now even has its own Wikipedia page.
In 2002, Halle Berry became the first African-American woman to win a Best Actress Academy Award for her role in Monster's Ball. And, come the day of the ceremony, Halle looked absolutely stunning in her sheer flower-embroidered Elie Saab gown.
Kate Hudson's gown made it onto OnBuy.com's list of the Best Oscars Dresses of All Time. The champagne Versace gown the actress wore to the 2003 ceremony was voted second best. Hudson was also later invited to host the ceremony.
Jennifer Lopez dazzled audiences on the red carpet in 2003. The singer chose a mint Valentino gown for the occasion, wowing many fashion critics. Fans also compared her look to Jackie Kennedy on her official visit to Cambodia. The First Lady then wore a very similar Valentino Garavani outfit.
In 2004, Charlize Theron attended the 76th Academy Awards in a Gucci gown that shimmered to highlight her tan. The star won the Best Actress Award for her role in Monster, for which she had to change beyond recognition.
Angelina Jolie caused a big sensation on the red carpet at the 2004 Academy Awards ceremony. She wore a spectacular snow-white Marc Bouwer gown, complemented with a diamond necklace and earrings. The outfit was voted top of the list in OnBuy.com's Best Oscars Dresses of All Time.
Jennifer has been sourcing her outfits from Dior ever since she became the face of the famous brand in 2012. The 2013 Academy Awards ceremony was no exception. The Hunger Games star wore an elegant gown with a train, which she accessorised with some jewellery and a silver clutch.
By the way, the outfit is considered the most expensive in the Academy Awards history, with an appraised value of $4 million. Does anyone remember the actress's graceful fall as she was climbing onto the stage to receive her award?