While awards season is definitely a time when the Hollywood community celebrates the accomplishments of filmmakers, actors, writers, directors and behind-the-scenes talent at the top of their profession, there is another group of artists who, although they may not find their names in an envelope, will certainly be talked about — for better or worse — for dressing those being celebrated. We're talking, of course, about the fashion designers who create those unique looks that cause so much buzz.
In celebration of some of the most dramatic and outrageous red-carpet couture at the Academy Awards over the years, Fandango commissioned artist Ellen Jin to illustrate five of the most over-the-top Oscar outfits ever seen on the red carpet.
5. Celine Dion attended the 1999 Oscars in a white Christian Dior backwards tux.
4. Barbra Streisand collected her Best Actress Oscar for Funny Girl in 1969 dressed in a glittery, flare-legged, see-through outfit designed by Arnold Scaasi.
3. Geena Davis attended the 1992 Oscars in this can-can dress courtesy of costume designers Ruth Meyers and Bill Hargate, complete with black tights and white gloves.
2. Cher turned heads at the 1986 Oscars in a beaded, black two-piece Bob Mackie dress with a two-foot headpiece made of rooster feathers.
1. Björk stole the show when she attended the 2001 Oscars in this now-iconic dress designed by Macedonian designer Marjan Pejoski. The dress was designed like a swan and at the ceremony Björk mimicked laying an egg on the red carpet.
Bonus Look! Who can forget the ballerina-inspired dress Lara Flynn Boyle wore to the Golden Globe Awards in 2003? Los Angeles-based designer David Cardona created this pink tutu ensemble.
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