With the Oscars just around the corner, the peak of awards season is here and is sure to bring some unforgettable red carpet gowns. From Valentino red gowns to pailette-embellished confections, BAZAAR selects the 100 best gowns to hit the modern red carpet. Plus, see a full list of this year’s nominations here.
Where: Academy Awards in 1990
Why: Ryder looks timeless in a strapless black gown and red lip.
Where: Academy Awards in 1995
Why: Hurley’s arrival on the scene was defined by these body-conscious gowns.
What: Vera Wang
Where: Academy Awards in 2000
Why: Tangerine was a welcome reprive from black on the statuesque blonde bombshell.