15 Most Iconic Red Carpet Dresses of All Time

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Jennifer Lopez, 42nd Grammy Awards
Jennifer Lopez, 42nd Grammy Awards
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Once upon a time, the extremely revealing green Versace gown (or tiny piece of cloth) Jennifer Lopez wore to the 42nd Grammy Awards in 2000, might've been mistaken for a robe worn for a day at an exclusive spa. But now, it's one of the most talked-about red carpet looks of all time. Lopez's plunging, see-through dress isn't the only awards show gown to go down in history. Here's a look at the most iconic red carpet dresses of all time! {Jeff Vespa/WireImage/Getty
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Angelina Jolie, 84th Academy Awards
Angelina Jolie, 84th Academy Awards
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Angelina Jolie literally put her best foot forward in the black Atelier Versace gown she wore to the 84th Academy Awards in 2012. Her high slit dress and telling pose were so iconic that they earned their own Twitter account @AngiesRightLeg. {Adriana M. Barraza/WENN.com}
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Barbra Streisand, 41st Academy Awards
Barbra Streisand, 41st Academy Awards
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Barbra Streisand made a statement at the 41st Academy Awards in 1969 when she arrived in this sheer black Scaasi pantsuit and accepted the Best Actress award for her work in Funny Girl. {AP Photo/George Birch}
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Bjork, 73rd Academy Awards
Bjork, 73rd Academy Awards
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Not only did Bjork wear a crazy Marjan Pejoski dress that was shaped to look like a swan, but she also pretended to lay an egg on the red carpet at the 73 Academy Awards in 2001. {SGranitz/WireImage/Getty Images}
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Celine Dion, 71st Academy Awards
Celine Dion, 71st Academy Awards
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Celine Dion looked like she got dressed in the dark when she showed up to the 71st Academy Awards in 1999 in a backwards tuxedo made by Christian Dior. {Jim Smeal/WireImage/Getty Images}
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Cher, 58th Academy Awards
Cher, 58th Academy Awards
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Cher was told that the reason she wasn't nominated for an Oscar for her role in Mask was because she couldn't be taken seriously when she didn't dress "seriously." Cher's response to this criticism? Showing up to the 58th Academy Awards in 1985 in this Bob Mackie showgirl creation. {Jim Smeal/WireImage/Getty Images}
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Elizabeth Hurley, 'Four Weddings and a Funeral' Premiere
Elizabeth Hurley, 'Four Weddings and a Funeral' Premiere
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Elizabeth Hurley must have had a wardrobe malfunction minutes before she hit the red carpet at the premiere of Four Weddings and a Funeral in 1994 on the arm of Hugh Grant as her black Versace gown was held together by several large safety pins. {Dave Benett/Hulton Archive/Getty Images}
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Grace Kelly, 1955 Academy Awards
Grace Kelly, 1955 Academy Awards
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Grace Kelly of course looked nothing but classy and gorgeous in her Edith Head gown at the 27th Academy Awards in 1955 when she accepted the Best Actress Oscar for The Country Girl. {Silver Screen Collection/Hulton Archive/Getty Images}
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Gwyneth Paltrow, 71st Academy Awards
Gwyneth Paltrow, 71st Academy Awards
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Pretty in pink or a recipe for disaster? The pink Ralph Lauren dress that Gwyneth Paltrow wore to the 71st Academy Awards in 1999 is still highly debated today. {Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage/Getty Images}
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Halle Berry, 74th Academy Awards
Halle Berry, 74th Academy Awards
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Only an embroidered vine prevented Halle Berry from fully exposing her bosom in her Elie Saab gown at the 74th Academy Awards in 2002. {SGranitz/WireImage/Getty Images}
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Hilary Swank, 77th Academy Awards
Hilary Swank, 77th Academy Awards
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Most Hollywood starlets opt to show off their chests, but Hilary Swank flaunted her bare back, newly buff from training for Million Dollar Baby in a low cut Guy Laroche frock at the 77th Academy Awards in 2005. {Jody Cortes/Wenn}
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Julia Roberts, 73rd Academy Awards
Julia Roberts, 73rd Academy Awards
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Julia Roberts looked unforgettably elegant in her simple black and white vintage Valentino gown at the 73rd Academy Awards in 2001. {Mirek Towski/FilmMagic}
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Madonna, Michael Jackson, 63rd Academy Awards
Madonna, Michael Jackson, 63rd Academy Awards
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Madonna evoked Hollywood glamour in this Marilyn Monroe-inspired getup, complete with Michael Jackson as her arm candy at the 63rd Academy Awards in 1991. {Ron Galella/WireImage/Getty Images}
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Rose McGowan, 1998 MTV Video Music Awards
Rose McGowan, 1998 MTV Video Music Awards
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Cover your eyes! It's hard to top any of Marily Manson's costumes, but his then-girlfriend Rose McGowan did it by basically walking naked down the red carpet at the 1998 MTV Video Music Awards in 1998. {Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic/Getty Images}
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Sharon Stone, 70th Academy Awards
Sharon Stone, 70th Academy Awards
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Gap gorgeous. Sharon Stone mixed and matched Gap and Vera Wang at the 70th Academy Awards in 1998. {Ke.Mazur/WireImage/Getty Images}

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