While some dresses miss the mark, others are so glamorous and unforgettable that they have gained iconic status. Who can forget Gwyneth Paltrow’s pretty–in–pink moment at the 71st Academy Awards, or the Christian Dior number in which Jennifer Lawrence had her infamous fall in 2013? Whether nominated or not, celebrities walk the red carpet dressed to the nines, as there’s no bigger platform to express their sense of style and pizzazz.
You & I has curated a journey through various memorable moments in Oscar history that have revolutionised the fashion industry. Although all eyes might have been on this year’s 91stAcademy Awards, we’re taking a look back at some of the most stylish ladies to have graced the prestigious red carpet in years past. --- Rubaina
Audrey Hepburn in Givenchy
Audrey Hepburn has always been considered the epitome of grace and beauty. The actress became acquainted with Hubert de Givenchy right before the 1954 Oscars, and ended up wearing one of the designer’s masterpieces to the award ceremony. The floral white number proved lucky for her as she picked up the Best Actress award that year for her role in Roman Holiday. However, it was her dress that made history. The subtle floral print added character to the belted dress, while the full fifties style skirt played up one of her best assets – her tiny waist. The gown showed off Hepburn’s svelte figure, and the boat neck, which was considered unusual for a red-carpet dress, made it unique. It’s no wonder that Hepburn developed a close bond with Givenchy, who considered Audrey his muse. As Audrey famously remarked in 1959, “His are the only clothes in which I am myself.”