Oscars: Top 12 Moments

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You may have noticed on social but we're celebrating the highs and lows of red carpet awards season at the moment at Rokit. It started with the Golden Globes early January and finishes with the Oscars this week. For these six(ish) weeks the media, magazines and minds of millions are awash with these accolades which celebrate the creativity and success of popular entertainers from the past year. Sure we're really interested in who got the award for best direction and whether Meryl Streep will win just for being Meryl Streep (aswell as being hugely talented), but, the thing most of us really care about are…. the dresses!! It's not only a chance for the leading actresses and songstresses to don the most expensive and luxurious garments on the planet but also for the designers who create to showcase their craft on an international scale. With that in mind, we have chosen our top 12 favourite awards season looks from the past 60 year. And the nominees are….

1.First one on our list is none other than Hollywood's leading lady, Meryl streep. In 1972 Streep wore this black gown with lace panelling detail with bell sleeves which was a key look for the 70's that suited the natural beauty.

2. We know what you're thinking when you put together Jennifer Lawrence and the Oscars; the infamous trip onstage, well at least she did it in style. Making the list is J-Law's Christian Dior Couture gown for the 2013 Oscars. This stunning pastel pink strapless number with its tulip shaped, textural appearance added perfection to the star studded beauty.

3. Number 3 on our list, model Lauren hutton appeared in the 1975 Oscar's ceremony wearing this beautiful Christian Dior gown. This multi-coloured Grecian inspired piece with its daring plunging neckline amalgamated elegance and sexiness. So perfect for Summer 2015 too!


4. One of the most iconic looks in red carpet history has to be Jennifer Lopez in vintage Valentino. In 2006 J-Lo swanned up to the awards in a mint-green, one shouldered sari-style gown, inspired by a similar design by Valentino for Jackie O in 1967.

5. In 2005 Leonardo Dicaprio turned out with the best accessory on his arm… his (then) girlfriend Gisele Bundchen. The world was in rapture of boho chic and the supermodel came suitably dressed in a broderie anglais panelled Christian Dior (again) gown, full flowing with strapless detailing.

6. Even by today's Oscar standards, see-through numbers are slightly risqué but Cate Blanchett threw caution to the wind in 1999 and turned it all out in a beautiful sheer, knitted John Galliano gown with drop train and floral detailing.


7. 1956 and Grace Kelly was the big winner of the night for her role in The Country Girl. The style icon wore a spearmint teal sweeping gown gathered at the bustle, complete with asymmetric spaghetti straps and a scooped skirt.

8. We go back to the original pretty woman for this look and this time it's Julia Roberts, 10+ years on and looking slightly more regal. She wore a vintage monochrome gown by Valentino to collect her Oscar for best actress in Erin Brockovich.

9. A year after THAT infamous Versace dress, Liz Hurley appeared again on the red carpet with Hugh Grant, this time in an eye-catching crystal encrusted gown. She accessorized with a matching crystal studded clutch bag which made her even more dazzling!


10. It's the late seventies, Saturday Night Fever has just come out, Studio 54 is the place to be and disco is in full force. It was only fitting that Farrah Fawcett turned out at the Oscar's in a low cut, chainmail dress in white gold. Jaw-droppingly tantalising even by today's standards.

11. How can we forget one of the most iconic looks in Oscar history? In 1954 Audrey Hepburn didn't only win over the audience for her performance in Roman Holiday but also with her cream, fit n flare jacquard dress (designed by, who else? Givenchy). This intricate number accentuated Hepburn's petite figure and has now been epitomized as one of the most iconic Oscar dresses.

12. In 2013 creative director of luxury brand Marchesa Georgina Chapman turned up to the awards on the arm of her husband Harvey Weinstein and with a baby in her belly. She didn't let her preganancy distract from this strikingly wedding-gown like dress made in a featherlight chiffon, complete with embellished crop tee detailing - dream wedding dress alert!