Golden girls from years past: Emma Stone, Charlize Theron and Michelle Williams. Photo / Getty Images
The Academy Awards is the ultimate Hollywood event; a dream vision of artistic designer gowns and million-dollar jewels.
A-list elite will flock to the 91st glittering affair tomorrow to celebrate the most talented stars in their field, each vying for their own coveted golden Oscar statue.
And while there is huge interest in award winners, there's no denying the red carpet is where the magic will happen.
The Oscars elegant reputation means celebrities bring their A-game every year.
But for every hit over the years, there have been plenty of misses. These are some of the most jaw-dropping looks.
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Some of the most timeless looks in history have been on the Academy Awards red carpet, including Audrey Hepburn's Givenchy number in 1975 and Farrah Fawcett's slinky gold gown in 1978.
More recently, Angelina Jolie sent the internet into a frenzy with that thigh-high split Versace dress in 2012, which triggered the iconic meme #AngiesRightLeg.
Jennifer Lawrence won the Oscar for Best Actress in 2013, with a statement Dior ball gown to match, while Margot Robbie did Australia proud last year in a simple but stunning white Chanel dress.
These are the best looks.
Angelina Jolie Never forget. #AngiesRightLeg. Photo / Getty Images Margot Robbie Margot Robbie just missed out on Best Actress but she certainly won the red carpet. Photo / Getty Images Jennifer Lawrence J-Law may have tripped over accepting her 2013 Oscar win but the dress was worth it. Photo / Getty Images Emma Stone Emma Stone in 2017. No words. Photo / Getty Images Charlize Theron One of Charlize Theron's best ever red carpet looks in 2004. Photo / Getty Images Jennifer Lopez JLo knows how to hit a red carpet, pictured here in 2015. Photo / Getty Images Michelle Williams So hard to pull off this shade, but Michelle Williams managed. Photo / Getty Images Lupita Nyong'o Lupita Nyong'o blew everyone away in 2014 in this dreamy baby blue princess dress. Photo / Getty Images Audrey Hepburn Audrey Hepburn in Givenchy in 1954. Are we dreaming? Photo / Getty Images Cate Blanchett Cate Blanchett in Giorgio Armani, dripping in Tiffany & Co jewels. Just stop it. Photo / Getty Images Cher Only Cher, pictured here in 1988, can wear something like this and make a best dressed list. Photo / Getty Images Margot Robbie Our Margot gets another mention, because she dressed like an Oscar in 2016. Photo / Getty Images Beyoncé Actual queen. Beyonce owns the red carpet here. Photo / Getty Images Madonna and Michael Jackson This is actually too much to handle. Madonna and Michael Jackson in 1991. Photo / Getty Images Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Pitt Talk about a power couple. Brad Pitt and Gwyneth Paltrow looking effortlessly chic in 1996. Photo / Getty Images Scarlett Johansson Scarlett Johansson in 2011 is up there as one of her greatest red carpet looks. Photo / Getty Images Nicole Kidman Nicole Kidman on fire in 2007. Photo / Getty Images Anne Hathaway Anne Hathaway showing simple can still be striking in 2009. Photo / Getty Images MOST MEMORABLE: FOR BETTER OR WORSE
Famously, or infamously rather, Icelandic artist Bjork wore a feathered swan dress to the 73rd Academy Awards in 2001.
The dress — an actual swan with a head — even has its own Wikipedia page.
It may be considered one of the most iconic red carpet dresses ever, just not for the right reasons.
Joining Bjork on the worst dressed list are some of the biggest names in showbiz, including Barbra Streisand's sheer shocker in 1969, Kate Hudson's frilly nightmare in 2001 and a Celine Dion ensemble that did the Canadian singer no favours in 1999.
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Björk Why are you doing this Björk? Photo / Getty Images Barbra Streisand We still love ya Barbra Streisand but we have not forgotten this. Photo / Getty Images Or this. Photo / Getty Images Celine Dion Celine Dion obviously having an identity crisis in 1999. Photo / Getty Images Kate Hudson Kate Hudson looking about 20 years older than she actually was in 2001. Photo / Getty Images Lady Gaga She’s up for Best Actress this year so hopefully Lady Gaga leaves the weird red dishwasher gloves at home. Photo / Getty Images Whoopi Goldberg Weird flex Whoopi but OK. Photo / Getty Images Uma Thurman Uma Thurman is gorgeous but her dress in 2004 should be outlawed. Photo / Getty Images Gwyneth Paltrow Gwyneth Paltrow ruining lives in 2002. Photo / Getty Images Demi Moore Yes that is Demi Moore. Yes she is wearing bike pants and a skirt cape. Photo / Getty Images Charlize Theron She rarely steps a fashion foot wrong but Charlize Theron didn't win much praise in 2010. Photo / Getty Images Nicole Kidman Stylist: What colour do you want to wear Nicole? Nicole: Vomit colour. Photo / Getty Images Scarlett Johansson ScarJo wearing a big scarf in 2017. Photo / Getty Images Halle Berry Halle Berry obviously looks stunning but this dress is a confused curtain. Photo / Getty Images Angelina Jolie Ange's goth phase in 2000. Photo / Getty Images