Let Me Upgrade You: 8 Iconic Red Carpet Dresses Get Makeovers

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Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez
Amanda Carlson
Jennifer Lopez's iconic green Versace dress from the 2000 Grammy Awards keeps its exxxxxtreme v-neck but balances that showcase of skin with a bit more fabric than its inspiration. {Sketch By: Amanda Carlson}
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Elizabeth Hurley
Elizabeth Hurley
Ted Allegrini
Elizabeth Hurley's appearance on the Four Weddings and A Funeral red carpet caused quite a stir, thanks in part to The Dress: a safety pin-accented Versace from 1994. Here the safety pins fall in a much more accentuating line. {Sketch By: Theodore Allegrini}
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Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga
Amanda Carlson
Lady Gaga's raw beef creation from the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards has already made its way into the canon of iconic red carpet fashion — regardless of your opinions on it. Here the dress is rendered far less literally, creating the illusion of meat via fabric rather than flank. A bit more PETA-approved! {Sketch By: Amanda Carlson}
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Cher
Cher
Edwin Mohney
Similar in artistry to its predecessor created by the visionary Bob Mackie, this sketch highlights the headdress that accompanied Cher's 1988 Academy Awards dress. While the original left little to the imagination, this homage to glamour highlights the artistry of fashion itself: something right up Cher's alley, no doubt. We're oddly moonstruck. {Sketch By: Edwin Thomas Mohney}
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Bjork
Bjork
Caitlin Allen
Bjork's 2001 Academy Awards dress — also known as The Swan Dress — had people the world over squawking with opinions. To say it ruffled a few feathers is an understatement! In this upgrade, the dress is given some of the subtlety its predecessor lacked — which is to say, Bjork would probably never wear it! Quite a few others just might, though. {Sketch By: Caitlin Allen}
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Rose McGowan
Rose McGowan
Anna Skala
We learned so much about Rose McGowan from her head-turning, barely SFW 1998 MTV Video Music Awards dress. So much so, that it left, well, much to be desired. In its upgraded version, the sheer nakedness is balanced out by a a twist of non-nudity — maybe you can have it all in one dress. {Sketch By: Anna Skala}
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Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts
Danielle Ridarick
Julia Roberts' vintage Valentino at the 2001 Academy Awards had tails wagging over its classic lines and general beauty. Re-imagining that look for 2013 involves amplifying the lines and geometric nature of the neckline. {Sketch by: Danielle Ridarick}
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Hilary Swank
Hilary Swank
Amanda Carlson
Hilary Swank's 2005 Guy Laroche Oscar dress brought glamour back to basic. In the classy version of a mullet, this dress was chic business in the front, sexy party in the back. So it's no surprise that when upgraded, the focus remains the same. After all, this {Million Dollar} Baby's got back! {Sketch By: Amanda Carlson}

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