Famous Oscar Dresses

Published: 24th March 2010
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Oscar dresses on the academy award evening, are almost as important to the celebrities as the awards themselves. Most of the celebrities begin the process of selection of the perfect Oscar dress months before the all important evening. However, while some have gone down well with the public and fashion critics, some are remembered for the wrong reasons and are ridiculed for a long time to come.

Celebrities choose the Oscar dress for the evening depending upon their personality, style statement and sometimes who they are walking with on the red carpet. Ben di Lisi shot to instant fame in the fashion world when Kate Winslet wore his creation, a beautiful gorgeous red dress for the 2002 Oscars. For designers it is sometimes a make or break situation when a top notch star choose to pick something from their collection.

Some stars choose the more trusted names when it comes to the Oscar dress. For example, Kate Hudson is still remembered for her elegant Versace gown she wore for the 2003 Oscars. The blush gown from Versace with a train sweeping behind her made Penelope Cruz look stunningly beautiful in the 2007 Oscars when she unfortunate not to pick up the award itself. A Valentino black gown worn by Julia Roberts is as famous as the award she picked up for Erin Brokovich in the 2001 Oscars. The burgundy color of the Elie Saab that Halle Berry wore and the white Balmain worn by Penelope on their evenings of fame are photographers' dream on the red carpet.

Vera Wang is another famous name that props up for Oscar dresses, be it the maroon satin touch that made Kiera look gorgeous or he famous canary yellow worn by Michelle Williams in the 2006 Oscars, for which she received some great reviews and also made it to the worst dressed lists in some cases.

Be it flamboyant and flashy with bright dazzling colors or the elegant, satin gown worn by Angelina that makes a subtle statement, Oscar dresses are always something the media, fans and photographers look forward to on the special evening. The image of many celebrities is usually closely associated to the way they are dressed in public and hence they leave no stone unturned to choose from the very best for the evening. But while some may carry of their dress elegantly and attractively, some fail completely and look totally out of place.

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