Lifestyle Style Oscar Style: Everything Old Is New Again! From Charlize Theron to Halle Berry, see how today's stars channel classic Academy Awards looks from the past By Alex Apatoff and Helen Lung Published on February 22, 2011 05:00 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos 01 of 09 DISCO CHIC Cond Nast Archive/Corbis; Branimir Kvartuc/Daily Breeze/Zuma/Corbis Raquel Welch played up her sex-kitten image at the 1972 ceremony in a plunging white gown with a daring center slit and metallic sandals. , who picked up the Best Actress trophy at the 2004 awards show, echoed the disco-glam style with a tan to match her Gucci dress. 02 of 09 PRINCESS PERFECT Michael Ochs Archives/Getty; BEImages Grace Kelly (in 1955) and a Ralph Lauren-clad (in 1999) both show off the evening’s best dates – their Best Actress statues – in elegant pastel ballgowns and deep-parted platinum updos. 03 of 09 NECK AND NECK Rex Hardy Jr./Time Life Pictures/Getty; S. Granitz/WireImage German actress Luise Rainer picked up her Best Actress win for 1937’s The Good Earth in a full-sleeved gown with a high neckline; Million Dollar Baby star (and Best Actress winner in 2005) Hilary Swank put a modern twist on her similarly high-necked Guy Laroche gown with a totally bare back. 04 of 09 DOUBLE DEUTSCH MPTV; Amy Sancetta/AP 1930s screen queen Marlene Dietrich wore a striking, fitted column dress with a large bow detail and matching bolero to the 1951 Academy Awards ceremony, while fellow German knockout glided down the carpet in a glamorous red Galliano gown with similarly dramatic detailing in 2008. 05 of 09 ROCK 'N' RETRO Cond Nast Archive/Corbis; Lionel Hahn/Abaca Though Cher’s body-baring red carpet ensembles tend to get the most (negative) attention, the 1984 best supporting actress nominee (for Silkwood) wore an understated, shimmering gown – and let date Val Kilmer get tongues wagging. Over 25 years later, turned back time at the 2010 Oscars in a bell-sleeved, chevron-striped gown by Reem Acra that surely would have made the singer proud. 06 of 09 MAN'S WORLD Ron Galella/WireImage; Stewart Cook/Rex USA Diane Keaton and demonstrate how power dressing looks equally good on a man – or in their case, a beautiful woman. While Keaton kept her white pantsuit all buttoned up at the 1976 ceremony, Jolie showed off her Lara Croft assets in a more skin-baring Dolce & Gabbana version at the 2001 awards. 07 of 09 HI-YO SILVER MPTV; Entertainment Press/Splash News Online Always-stylish updated her classic ’50s-style Dior Haute Couture ballgown at the 2009 Academy Awards by wearing her hair long and wavy; actress Jane Wyman (a.k.a. the first Mrs. Ronald Reagan) showed the original version at the 1953 ceremony – complete with an updo and conservative jewelry. 08 of 09 LBD LADIES Bud Gray/MPTV; Chris Polk/FilmMagic Cloris Leachman showed off her effortlessly sexy style in a black tank dress when she won Best Supporting Actress in 1972 for her role in The Last Picture Show; proved that a great black dress never goes out of style, wearing her Rochas version with similarly loose locks in 2006. 09 of 09 BODY LANGUAGE Bettmann/Corbis; Patrick Rideaux/Rex USA Blonde bombshell Elke Sommer flaunted her figure at 1966’s Academy Awards in a spangled, cream one-shoulder gown and elaborate updo; a striking updated her look in Atelier Versace at the 2005 show, showing off every inch of her curve appeal.