BEST: Halle Berry in Elie Saab (2002)
Her speech was weird but her dress was killer. I love this dress. I'd marry this dress if I could. It was pretty and beautiful at the same time. The Grace Kelly of dresses. it's very hard to pull off pretty and beautiful at the same time, and this dress does it. Naturally Halle looks incredible becausee she has the best body on the planet, but what a dress. What a beautiful pretty dress!!!
WORST: Gwyneth Paltrow in Alexander McQueen (2002)
That same year Gwyneth Paltrow wore Alexander McQueen though and, God rest his soul, I doubt he'd want the credit. It was Gothic-ish, which on it's own isn't too awful, but it needed a bra. Or at least big fake Hollywood boobies to fill out the weird bodice. Instead, it made her entire upper body look like an old woman or a deflated balloon. The horror has stayed with me.
BEST: Kate Hudson in Atelier Versace (2003)
This 14kt Atelier Versace gown personifies Hollywood glamour. It's my favorite look of all time. She nailed it - from the hair, to the earrings and the bag. This is Oscars glam perfection.
WORST: Bjork in Marjan Pejoski (2001)
Wearing a swan is seldom going to get you on a best dressed list - even less so when it's the Academy Awards. Needless to say we have never seen a swan or any other animals on the carpet again.
*Bonus trivia: The much ridiculed dress is now celebrated as genuine art, on display at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
BEST: Angelina Jolie in Elie Saab (2014)
It was a long search through the decades - Audrey Hepburn in a white, floral lace Givenchy dress in 1954, or Julia Roberts in 2001 in Vintage Valentino, but it is Angelina Jolie two years ago, in a nude Elie Saab Couture gown that continues to mesmerise. Known for dramatic looks in previous years, Jolie turned up as a mother, wife, director, actress and self-confident siren, illuminated by the delicate mirror crystal detailing and flawless hair and make-up. The Robert Procop diamond and gold earrings add to the magic. When the most beautiful woman in the world turned and showed a low cut back, that sealed the deal for this punter.
WORST: Kate Hudson in Stella McCartney (2001)
In 2001, Kate Hudson had the world at her feet - and every stylist in town. Despite one stylist offering her two stunning Badgley Mischka dresses - $20,000 a piece, crystal encrusted, fitted-tubular gowns in champagne and off-white - Hudson went with Stella McCartney. She may have been a winner on stage but her bizarre lilac ode to the Wild West was a major fashion fail.
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