Remember When She Wore That to the Oscars?
GOTH GONE WRONG
Just like angst-ridden teens, and tried the goth thing at the 2000 and 2002 Oscars, respectively. Though it was par for the course for Versace-clad Jolie, who at the time was wearing Billy Bob Thorton’s blood in a vial around her neck, it marked “a pretty major fashion misstep” for Paltrow, who later admitted as much in her GOOP newsletter.
(MINI) TRAIN ... WRECKS
reportedly designed her own dress in 1989, putting a set of drapes on the back of a biker shorts-inspired design and peddled out the door. Three years later, Geena Davis dropped the shorts and turned what looked like a big hair scrunchie (which, in her defense, was big in the ’90s) into a dress.
QUESTIONABLE COCKTAIL ATTIRE
Who needs black tie when you can go cocktail? That must’ve been the thinking behind Jodie Foster’s 1989 runaway bridesmaid look, which she supposedly purchased off the rack (hope she kept the receipt).
If Kim Basinger was on Project Runway, she most certainly would’ve been auf’d. In 1990, the actress designed her own gown, a full-skirt creation with asymmetrical buttons on top and a lone, embroidered sleeve, and of course accessorized with a matching opera-length glove because at that point, why not?
Reaching back to her Annie Hall days for the 2004 awards, Diane Keaton went for full-on menswear in a Ralph Lauren tux, complete with hat and wingtip shoes. What could’ve improved the look? Maybe wearing something else.
THE TERRIBLE TUX
Even though it was a total 180 from Keaton’s look (literally), backwards John Galliano for Christian Dior tuxedo, worn to the 1999 awards, might have received about 360 times more criticism.
A HEAD(DRESS) ACHE
You’ve gotta feel bad for anyone who ended up seated behind Cher at the Academy Awards in 1986 and 1998. Not that she wouldn’t have been awesome company, but we “Believe” it would’ve been difficult trying to see around those headpieces.
Scarlett O’Hara made do with a head-to-toe outfit fashioned out of velvet drapes during the Civil War. What’s Juliette Binoche’s reason for this chocolate brown coatdress she wore to collect the Best Supporting Actress trophy at the 1997 Oscars?
RAINBOW TOO BRIGHT
A SHIRT, BUT WHY?
We’d like to be kind and give Whoopi Goldberg – former Oscars host, esteemed EGOT – a pass for her 2014 shirt-under-dress situation (we can forgive the pearls). But then we saw the Wizard of Oz-esque striped tights and ruby red shoes, and all goodwill was gone.