Oscars’ Glitz and Glam - Angelina Jolie in Atelier Versace

One of the most iconic moments at the 2012 Oscars was when Angelina Jolie turned up in a beautiful Atelier Versace gown that no one could stop admiring. Although the dress was ravishing, it was Jolie’s toned leg that made headlines. The custom-made strapless black gown was constructed entirely of velvet, and it featured a daring high slit on the side which exposed Jolie’s long leg.

The black gown made a statement with glimmering Neil Lane jewellery that reflected just the right amount of light and matching Salvatore Ferragamo heels. The actress posed in a manner that the pictures from the evening really featured her leg. The internet soon turned this into a long-running gag, with memes about the leg, which came to be known as ‘Angie’s leg’, popping up all over. The leg even got its own Twitter handle, and a hoard of followers.