Of all the events in Hollywood, the Academy Awards is home to some of the most over-the-top and flamboyant looks of all time. It’s basically the mother of all award shows, and each year our favorite celebs hit the red carpet in jaw-dropping couture that leaves us absolutely floored. This Sunday, April 25 marks the 93rd Oscars ceremony, and while this year’s award show season looked differently due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, we’ve seen that that doesn’t stop our favorite A-listers from serving some serious looks. With a rich history of shocking looks from Lady Gaga’s red gloves to Björk’s swan dress, the Oscars are pretty much a guarantee for a memorable set of looks.
Unlike the Golden Globes and the Grammys, the Academy Awards will actually be having a physical red carpet, which means we’re expecting Sunday’s ceremony to send off an award season with a total bang. After a year of lounging around the house in sweatpants, you better believe celebdom will be coming in hot, and if past shows have taught us anything, it’s that we’re in for a memorable night. We’re taking a look back at some of the most outrageous red carpet looks through the years — the good, the bad, and the huh? — and there are fashion highs and lows we’ll never forget, from Angelina Jolie’s high-slit Versace gown to Cher’s, well, everything.
See all the looks that drew stares below, some that raised the bar for fashion and others we still just don’t get.