We talk about the glamourous gown all the time, but the details make the outfit a whole, and these details did a whole lot to bring the look together.
In addition to recognizing the efforts of film and television makers in the industry, a significant part of why we enjoy the Oscar award ceremony is the outfit.
Year in and year out, the stars make the most of the red carpet, pulling out all the stops, from head to toe. And as it goes, without all the accompaniments that go along with the dress, like the shoes, a look isn’t quite a look. With that, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite shoes from the Oscars over the years that helped to bring an outfit together.
Heidi Klum chose to match the fabric of her shoes to her dress. The television host wore a pair of red satin heels with her Roland Mouret gown featuring a high slit and opened back.
Andra Day graced the Oscars Red Carpet the year in a dazzling gold Vera Wang ensemble and walking tall in a pair of strappy gold Casadei heels.
Salma Hayek was towering at the 92nd Academy Award last year in a pair of metallic platforms. The actor also wore a white Gucci gown.
Zazie Beetz’s shoes came to the party with a “teamwork make the dream work” attitude. The actor’s black shoes complemented her sequined black Thom Browne dress to create a cohesive ensemble.
For the 2014 Oscar award ceremony, Kerry Washington paired her elegant slip down with show-stopping Christian Louboutin’s “Pigalle Strass” pumps.
In 2012 Angelina Jolie wore an unforgettable Atelier Versace gown. The leg-baring dress presented a pair of custom-made Salvatore Ferragamo peep-toe stilettos.
At the 93rd Academy Award ceremony this year, Glenn Close opted for a sparkly royal blue Armani Privé ensemble. The actor completed the look with a pair of Christian Louboutin red bottom kitten heels.