Most expensive fashion moments on the Academy awards red carpet
The first biggest fashion moment in the history of the Academy Award was in 1997 when Nicole Kidman walked down the red carpet dressed in a Christian Dior gown.
Hollywood award shows offer ample clues to the year’s hottest and upcoming fashion trends. From shimmering gowns to statement jewelry, as celebs turn heads on the red carpet, fashion aficionados take note.
But believe it or not, the Oscars at its advent once were not much of a big deal. In fact, the very first Oscars ceremony lasted for not more than fifteen minutes. The first biggest fashion moment in the history of the Academy Award was in 1997 when Nicole Kidman walked down the red carpet dressed in a Christian Dior gown designed by a John Galliano that took a break from the typical style of Oscars fashion at the time.
Here are some of the biggest fashion moments in the history of the Oscars
Sandra Bullock in US$ 40,000 Alexander McQueen gown
A classic down-to-earth deep navy-blue gown with minimalistic make-up and a side-swept hairstyle raised eyebrows when it was known that the estimated cost of the dress was about $40,000. She assembled her gown with a US$ 8.5 million Lorraine Schwartz accessory.
Lady Gaga in US$30 million yellow diamond neckpiece
The whopping 128-carat yellow diamond from Tiffany & Co was first worn in 1961 by Audrey Hepburn of Breakfast at Tiffany’s during a press meet. Her Brandon Maxwell gown was worth US$6,495.
Cate Blanchett in US$ 18.1million Chopard sandals
Blanchett’s US$ 18million sandals were the most expensive part of her ensemble for the evening. Blanchett styled her sandals with US$ 100,000 beige Armani Privé gown and her accessories included earrings with 62 opals and a diamond bracelet.
Charlize Theron in US$ 90,000 white Dior gown
The best actress for the 2003 movie “Monster”, Theron, stood out on the 2013 red carpet with her simple, but stunning, white column gown by Dior, worth around $90,000. She sported a bold pixie hairstyle too. Adding to her Cinderella princess moment was nearly $16 million in Harry Winston diamond jewelry.
Kate Winslet in US$100,000 Valentino gown
Winslet arrived at the 2017 Oscars in a light mint Valentino gown with over-the-shoulder draping, that she said was picked by her daughter Mia. Its estimated value was US$ 100,000. Winslet just carried a clutch and chose to go minimalistic sans accessory. She was nominated for ‘Little Children’.
Anne Hathaway in US$10 million Valentino number
The Devil Wears Prada almost blended in the red carpet when she donned the red Valentino gown worth US$10 million. By assembling it with earnings from Tiffany &. Co and 94 carats Lucida Star necklace she took her ensemble to the next level.