With the award season going virtual in the wake of the pandemic, our favorite A-listers are donning swoon-worthy statement gowns from the comfort of their homes. And that makes us reminisce about the times when flaunting in Burberry, Versace and Alexander McQueen was the order of the day.
There was a time when it was all rainbows and unicorns in the fashion universe. The much-awaited award ceremonies would have us all glued to our TV screens, and we anxiously waited to watch the best of Hollywood grace the red carpet in their iconic attires.
Unfortunately, desperate times have called for desperate measures, and virtual screenings have made us all but nostalgic for the bygone era. Let’s take a trip down memory lane and relish in our nostalgia as we scroll down our pick of some of the most amazing red carpet gowns of all time.
The Rare Beauty Founder stunned in a dark blue Atelier Versace gown at the MTV Music Video Awards in 2013. The daring dress was held together with silver clasps on the side and revealed a risqué sheer black bustier with open hooks.
Waterhouse stole the show with her blush pink multi-tiered Burberry gown, featuring signature tulle frills at the Met Gala in 2014. She complimented the dress with the classic red lip color.
The Duchess of Cambridge looked dreamy in a bespoke lilac gown designed by Alexander McQueen at the BAFTAs in 2011. The gorgeous flowing dress showcased cascading layers and McQueen’s signature fuchsia waist belt.
Our beloved Queen Riri never fails to amaze with her one-of-a-kind fashion statements. She donned an awe-inspiring Giambattista Valli Couture pink strapless gown with a dreamy tulle at the Grammys in 2015.
The Academy Award-winning actress was a welcome sight for sore eyes in her black Atelier Versace gown at the Oscar Awards in 2012. Her thigh-high slit dress with matching heels and the signature red lip established her rein in the fashion arena.
Paltrow became a style icon in 1999 when she wore a light pink Ralph Lauren dress to the 71st Academy Awards. Her pretty-in-pink fashion moment is talked about even today.
Swank swayed from the status quo and bared her sexy back in a low-cut Guy LaRoche blue gown at the 77th Academy Awards in 2005. The star’s extensive training for Million Dollar Baby was on full display.
Witherspoon picked the perfect dress to celebrate her win at the Academy Awards in 2006. The Legally Blonde actress wore a gorgeous beaded full-length V-neck gown from the Vintage Christian Dior collection.
Wilde looked ravishing in her Reem Acra silver gown at the Primetime Emmys in 2008. The style diva was a midnight dream in her crystal-embellished sleeves flowing gown.
The Former First Lady chose an ivory, one-strap full-length gown for her debut night at the Presidential Ball in 2009. She looked like a magical dream in her off-white ensemble designed by Jason Wu.
Diaz ditched her playful side for a more feminine look at the Academy Awards in 2010. She picked a strapless embellished gown designed by Oscar de la Renta and channeled her inner ladylike vibes.
Gaga precisely knows how to drive us bonkers with her one-of-a-kind signature style statements. The phenomenal star opted for an unusual Armani Prive lilac gown with galactic rings swirled around it.