In honor of this Sunday’s Academy Awards, we look back at nine dresses worn by Oscar nominees and winners that struck gold.
Audrey Hepburn in Givenchy
Hepburn wore this belted floral couture dress to receive her Best Actress Oscar for Roman Holiday in 1954.
Michelle Williams in Vera Wang
The 2006 Best Supporting Actress nominee for Brokeback Mountain cemented her fashion status in this golden confection.
Halle Berry in Elie Saab
Berry pushed the fashion envelope in 2002 when she donned this tulle top and taffeta skirt to pick up her Best Actress win for Monster’s Ball.
Julia Roberts in Valentino
In 2001, the Best Actress winner for Erin Brockovich wore this vintage Valentino gown complete with white piping.
Marion Cotillard in Jean Paul Gaultier
The 2008 Best Actress winner for La Vie en Rose stunned in this white fish-scale dress.
Jessica Chastain in Alexander McQueen
Inspired by nature, the Best Supporting Actress nominee for The Help wore this gold embroidered corseted black gown in 2012.
Gwyneth Paltrow in Ralph Lauren
Paltrow wore this dreamy pink frock to accept her 1999 Best Actress award for Shakespeare in Love.
Lupita Nyong’o in Prada
The 2014 Best Supporting Actress winner for 12 Years a Slave looked every bit like Cinderella in this pleated blue Grecian gown.
Hilary Swank in Guy Laroche
Swank nabbed her second Best Actress Oscar in 2004, this time for Million Dollar Baby, in this picturesque backless navy gown.
PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF NBC (HEPBURN); FRAZER HARRISON (WILLIAMS); FRANK MICELOTTA (BERRY); MIREK TOWSKI (ROBERTS); JEFF VESPA (COTTILARD); MICHAEL BUCKNER (CHASTAIN); JIM SMEAL (PALTROW); JASON MERRITT (NYONG'O); RON GALELLA (SWANK)