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25/02/2017 3:31 AM AEDT | Updated 25/02/2017 3:33 AM AEDT

Here Are The 10 Most Iconic Oscars Dresses Of All Time. Officially.

Oscars 2017
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Oscars 2017

When the stars prepare to step out on Sunday evening for this year’s Academy Awards, they walk in the shiny, perhaps uncomfortable but always dazzling shoes of their predecessors. 

For, just as it’s kind of important to an actress’s career whether or not she bags an Oscar on the night, it’s beyond imperative that she takes on the red carpet and bends it to her will.

Many, many have been called. In our (humble) opinion, this select group have been chosen... you may, inevitably, disagree. However, there can be a mere ten names in this particular golden envelope - which is the ONLY reason Celine Dion’s back-to-front man’s white tuxedo jacket is absent from an otherwise complete list...

 

  • 10Jennifer Lopez
    Jennifer Lopez
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    In Valentino at the 2003 Oscars. Easy does it. This dress perhaps wouldn't have made the cut in anyone else, but... J-Lo made it a knockout. 
  • 9Penelope Cruz
    Penelope Cruz
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    In Atelier Versace at the 2007 Oscars. A dress of two halves. 
  • 8Jennifer Lawrence
    Jennifer Lawrence
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    In Dior Haute Couture at the 2013 Oscars. Best seen vertical, pre-fall. 
  • 7Halle Berry
    Halle Berry
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    In Elie Saab at the 2002 Oscars.It takes a very beautiful woman to work this look, with short hair, minimal accessories and lots of arms. Halle is that woman. 
  • 6Angelina Jolie
    Angelina Jolie
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    In Versace at the 2012 Oscars. With a straight face. 
  • 5Lupita Nyong'o
    Lupita Nyong'o
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    In Prada at the 2014 Oscars. How to win at your very first attempt. 
  • 4Cher
    Cher
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    In Bob Mackie at the 1986 Oscars. Still no words. 
  • 3Charlize Theron
    Charlize Theron
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    In Gucci at the 2004 Oscars. A throwback to the days of proper, straightforward wham-bam Hollywood glamour. 
  • 2Julia Roberts
    Julia Roberts
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    In Valentino at the 2001 Oscars. Strangely simple, but unforgettably striking. 
  • 1Bjork
    Bjork
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    In Marjan Pejoski at the 2001 Oscars. Never forgotten. 

The Oscars will be presented on Sunday night, 26 February. We’ll be reporting live on all this year’s frocks and shocks from the red carpets, as well as the winners live as they’re announced. Stay tuned!