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Oscars fashion: 20 most-memorable Oscar red carpet gowns of all time

Oscars fashion: From Audrey Hepburn to Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Lawrence, we have compiled a list of the most memorable - for better or for worse - gowns to ever grace the Oscars red carpet.

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Oscars night is, undoubtedly, THE most glamorous and prestigious event in Hollywood. And the Academy Awards red carpet is also the place where classic fashion meet modern execution. As stars sashay down the red carpet in the most gorgeous — and at times the most bizarre — outfits, what they're wearing becomes as important as who's won the Oscar that evening. That's besides the fact that the red carpet event is as much of an entertainer and out-and-out visual treat for fashion critics and viewers as is the actual award show. In a run-up to the high-profile event on March 5, 2018, we've compiled a list of the most memorable - for better or for worse - gowns to ever grace the Oscars red carpet. (Source: File Photo)

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Charlize Theron looked elegant in Dior. The body-hugging fishtail gown featured a plunging neckline. Nude make-up palette and blonde short rounded off her look. (Photo: AP)

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Cate Blanchett made for a pretty picture in Armani Prive gown featuring a plunging neckline and a floral applique work. (Photo: AP)

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Lady Gaga looked like a vision in white in a Brandon Maxwell gown. Her off-shoulder gown featured a trouser-y front. Minimal accessories with short blonde hair rounded off her look. (Photo: AP)

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At the Oscars 2016, Priyanka Chopra sticks to the safe white, but seems to be keeping one baby foot at a time forward into experimenting. She chose to go for a stunning Zuhair Murad off-shoulder semi-sheer gown with floral applique work, keeping her hair simple and probably smiling just a little too much. (Source: File Photo)

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Fashion designer Adepero Oduye's blinding animal print dress for the red carpet had heads turning at the Oscars 2016, but for all the wrong reasons. (Source: AP)

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Comedian Tina Fey slayed the Oscars red carpet in a strapless purple Versace gown and matching Bulgari jewellery. (Source: AP)

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Emma Stone in Elie Saab in 2015. Emma Stone is always on point when it comes to red carpet appearances. The actor worked the celery green custom Elie Saab gown beautifully to her advantage. (Photo: AP)

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Lupita Nyong’o in Prada. Lupita Nyong'o's red carpet appearance in 2014 was much appreciated by the fashion critics. The baby blue Prada gown was soothing and worked beautifully on the actor's skin tone.

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Jennifer Lawrence in Dior. The lady stunned all in an orange-red Dior gown. We love the way the peplum hugged her curves at all the right places.

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Charlize Theron in Christian Dior. No doubt, she is a beauty, but the South African actor looked regal in this dramatic fishtail pattern gown. (Photo: AP)

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Angelina Jolie wears a black velvet Atelier Versace gown at the 84th Academy Awards in 2012. (Source: Reuters)

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Gwyneth Paltrow in a Tom Ford gown at the 84th Academy Awards, in 2012. (Source: Reuters)

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Penelope Cruz in Versace. Even though Cruz didn’t win the Best Actress Oscar for ‘Volver’ in 2007, the Spanish beauty won when it came to impressing all on the red carpet. The blush feathered gown looked beautiful on her.

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Nicole Kidman wears a Chanel gown at the 76th Academy Awards in 2004. (Source: Reuters)

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Gwyneth Paltrow, Oscars 2002: The usually flawless red carpet veteran went wrong at the 2002 Academy awards in this Alexander McQueen gown.

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Bjork, Oscars 2001: When we talk of worst dressed, Bjork's infamous swan dress by Marjan Pejoski comes first to our mind. (Reuters)

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Julia Roberts wears a vintage Valentino gown with actor Benjamin Bratt at the 73rd annual Academy Awards in 2001. (Source: Reuters)

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Cher, Oscars 1986: Nothing went right for Cher in a black Bob Mackie revealing outfit with a cashmere cape and not to miss a towering 2-foot headpiece made with rooster feathers. She sure looks likes a rooster herself. (AP)

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Whoopi Goldberg, Oscars 1993: The funny lady wore a jarring purple satin frock coat which had a green lining and slim brocade trousers.

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Audrey Hepburn in a gown designed by Hubert de Givenchy. The year was 1954, when the actor took home the award for Best Actress for her role in the ‘Roman Holiday' and she did it in style. Hepburn looked angelicin this beautiful white lace gown.