People.com Awards The 2001 Oscars' Most Memorable Moments (Yep, the Swan Dress Is in There) Björk's legendary waterfowl wear is not the only thing worth looking back on from the Oscars two decades ago By Andrea Wurzburger Published on April 23, 2021 11:41 AM Share Tweet Pin Email 01 of 16 Mirek Towski/FilmMagic The fashion statement heard 'round the world! Björk created one of the most iconic fashion moments in Oscar history when she wore a sheer, bedazzled bodysuit and white tulle swan dress on the red carpet. 02 of 16 Kevin Mazur/WireImage Speaking of memorable dresses, Jennifer Lopez made waves when she arrived in a semi-sheer dress by Chanel Haute Couture. 03 of 16 Jason Kirk/Getty If 'Daring Fashion Moves' was the name of the game, Gillian Anderson came to compete. She wore a backless dress to the Vanity Fair post-Oscar party, and used her underwear as an accessory. 04 of 16 AMPAS/Getty Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson are classic #CoupleGoals. (That mustache, maybe a bit less timeless.) 05 of 16 Vinnie Zuffante/Getty Fresh off her 2000 Oscar win for Best Supporting Actress, Angelina Jolie rocked a white suit and a sleek ponytail. 06 of 16 Chris Weeks/Getty Samuel L. Jackson and his wife LaTanya Richardson got all dressed up for date night at the 2001 Academy Awards. 07 of 16 SGranitz/WireImage Halle Berry looked positively radiant in a light purple, beaded number in 2001. In 2002, she'd go on to be the first Black woman to win Best Actress at the Oscars. 08 of 16 LUCY NICHOLSON/AFP via Getty Russell Crowe — who went home with the Oscar for Best Actor for his performance in Gladiator — arrived at the 2001 Oscars wearing some creative accessories. 09 of 16 Kevin Winter/Getty Nominated for her role in Almost Famous, Kate Hudson smiled big on the red carpet while rocking a curly updo and beaded lilac gown. (She had regrets later, she has said.) 10 of 16 SGranitz/WireImage Penélope Cruz looked like royalty in an off-the-shoulder, backless gown. 11 of 16 Chris Weeks/Getty Renée Zellweger made a statement in her bright yellow strapless dress. 12 of 16 Julia Roberts. Mirek Towski/FilmMagic Julia Roberts smiled as she posed with her Academy Award for Best Actress, which she won playing the titular role in Erin Brockovich. 13 of 16 Ken Hively/Los Angeles Times via Getty Benicio Del Toro and Marcia Gay Harden celebrated after winning Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress. 14 of 16 Kevin Winter/Getty Sisters make the best party date! Phylicia Rashad and Debbie Allen went to the 2001 Elton John Oscar Party together. 15 of 16 KMazur/WireImage Icons only! Elton John and Whitney Houston shared a laugh and a hug for the camera at Elton's infamous Oscar party. 16 of 16 J. Vespa/WireImage Aaliyah looked gorgeous in an LBD on her way to the 2001 Vanity Fair afterparty.