The annual academy award is the biggest, most important event in Hollywood. Stars go into extreme measures to look a walking perfection on the red carpet. It’s every actor’s dream to receive a golden status, but what about a place on the worst Oscar dress list?
A quick scan at the following getups, and the funniest Halloween costumes pop to mind. Guess again dear reader! A classic case of the king walked naked or just a very awkward moment on the red carpet – embrace yourself for the worst ever Oscar gowns.
The 1986 Oscars was a perfect opportunity for Cher to articulate het dissatisfaction at not being nominated for an unforgettable performance in the 1985 hit, ‘Mask’. Wearing a Bob Mackie assemble, Cher looked like a Las Vegas Showgirl thanks to a daring dress and a black, feathery head piece. Now that’s a statement!
What are you wearing Demi? Apparently the actress took a spin class before walking the red carpet. Pairing sweaty cycling shorts with a velvety, open skirt and a black/gold corset, Demi Moore own creation miserably failed her at the 1989 academy awards.
At the 1992 Oscars Geena Davis went for the 1980s bridal trend with the “mullet dress” by Ruth Meyers and Bill Hargate. Short on the front, long and puffy on the back, tight, and shiny white – some believe this disastrous look cut short the actress’s promising career.
1999 was the year of the ‘Titanic’ and Celine Dion walked the red carpet in a back to front white tuxedo by Christian Dior, and a matching white fedora. Much more than bizarre, the singer’s outfit was a sinking ship!
Wearing a long sleeved Versace gown and long hair extensions, Angelina Jolie looked like a member of the Adams family than an Oscar winner at the 2000 Awards. Ridiculous!
In 2001 Bjork hit the red carpet in a Marjan Pejoski creation. A swan draped around her neck paired with glittery tights – is much more than an awkward moment on the red carpet, it’s a walking tragedy.
Trying to shake off the pinky-girly image offset by her memorable Ralph Lauren gown at the 1999 Oscars, Gwyneth Paltrow embraced her dark side just three years later. At the 2002 academy awards, the actress donned a transparent Alexander McQueen dress and showed the world how not to dress Gothic.
At that very award show Faith Hill sung “Somewhere over the Rainbow” wearing a Versace multi-colored lace gown, that was better left somewhere over the rainbow. Sing it, don’t wear it!
Mountain Girl Heidi was the look Uma Thurman was trying to channel at the 2004 Oscars. She nailed it!
Tilda Swinton is a phenomenal actress with a distinct sense of style. At 2008 Academy awards, Swinton slipped into a black satin design by Lanvin. Garbage bags anyone?
Charlize Theron almost always opts for constructed gowns that accentuate her stunning face and flawless figure. 2010 Academy Awards was no exception. The actress wore an Haute Couture, lilac gown by Christian Dior. A work of art from behind but a train wreck upfront. Are those Princess Leia’s cinnamon buns?
We all have our awkward moments in the fashion department. We can take comfort in the fact that, unlike the above stars, our embarrassing choices were not broadcasted to the whole world!
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