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#ELLEFlashback: 10 Memorable Looks From The Oscars Red Carpet

Sartorial standouts from the last decade

By Isha Mayer  April 20th, 2021

There’s no doubt the Oscars is one of the most anticipated awards in the Hollywood film fraternity. Ever since its inception, it has also become synonymous with iconic fashion statements. Every year, celebrities bring their A-game and deliver stunning looks on the red carpet. With the 93rd Academy Awards taking place on April 25 (physically), we can’t wait to see what our stars have in store for us this year. But for now, we’re containing our excitement by taking a look at some of the most memorable, statement-making looks in the last decade. Here they are:

Oscars
2011
Keeping a retro-chic theme, Nicole Kidman wore a white Christian Dior gown with gold embroidery. To complete her look, she added a pop of colour with orange peep-toe heels.
Oscars
2012
Even though her look went viral and spawned a lot of memes, we have to agree that Angelina Jolie never looked more fierce in her Atelier Versace thigh-high slit gown.
Oscars
2013
Channelling her inner princess, Jennifer Lawrence's fairytale-like gown from Christian Dior was certainly one to remember.
Oscars
2014
In most cases, it's minimalism that makes the maximum impact. And that's why we can never forget Lupita Nyong'o' in her Prada gown. The actress had described the colour of the dress as 'Nairobi Blue' to honour her hometown in Kenya.
2015
Emma Stone stunned in her long-sleeve chartreuse Elie Saab gown. Her bright lip shade completed her look with finesse.
2016
This look is unforgettable. Cate Blanchett looked elegant in her 3-D floral Armani Privé gown.
2017
Making her Oscar debut that year, Sofia Boutella dazzled on the red carpet in a silver strappy Chanel gown with faux-fur detailing.
2018
Is there any colour Zendaya can't pull off? She donned a brown (a pretty tricky colour to ace) one-shoulder Giambattista Valli dress so effortlessly.
2019
Even though Jennifer Lopez graced the 91st Academy Awards only as a presenter, she certainly left a mark on the red carpet with her head-to-toe metallic embroidered, mirror mosaic gown by Tom Ford.
2020
Natalie Portman became the talk of the town at the Oscars last year, all for a good reason. Her custom-made Dior gown and cape had the last names of female directors who were not nominated embroidered on one side. "I wanted to recognise the women who were not recognised for their incredible work this year in my subtle way," Portman had said.

Photographs: Getty, Instagram