THE world will be watching as the 90th Academy Awards kicks off tomorrow evening.
While the golden statue is the ultimate prize, there’s something else that actors and actresses will be vying for – to be crowned best dressed.
Money and fame certainly can’t always buy you style – and these memorable outfits are testament to it.
Demi Moore 1989
Cameron Diaz 2002
Cameron’s look is a little more sophisticated garden party rather than Oscars.
Plus, the belt, turquoise bracelet and brocade bag is just wrong on so many levels.
Gwyneth Paltrow 2002
It’s unlike Gwynnie to fall short of the Oscars best dressed list, yet in 2002 she did just that.
This goth-like Alexander McQueen number appealed to no one. The sheer bodice, heavy eye make-up and braids overall contributed to a memorable look for all the wrong reasons.
Thank goodness Gwynnie hasn’t repeated it since…
Susan Sarandon 1996
The fact that she matched her hair colour to her outfit is memorable enough.
Yet the heavy taffeta fabric just isn’t flattering and the veil she bought with it (not pictured) didn’t lend itself to “best dressed” appeal.
Anna Nicole Smith 1996
Celine Dion 1999
Angelina Jolie 2000
Juliette Binoche 2001
Faith Hill 2002
Charlize Theron 2010
Heidi Klum 2016
Kate Winslet 2016
Scarlett Johansson 2017
It’s not a bad dress. As you can tell from above, there’s been a lot of worse.
But the whimsical pink print and studded belt combo just isn’t working here.
It’s too informal and feels a little busy. Plus, the studded heels are utterly incongruous with the floaty, feminine design of the dress.
Better fashion luck this year, Scarlett.
This article first appeared on The Sun on 3/3/2018. Read it here: https://www.thesun.co.uk/fabulous/5716165/awfully-memorable-oscar-gowns/#comments