8 Iconic Red Carpet Dresses Get Makeovers — PICS

When it comes to red carpet dressing, most stylists will tell you that their biggest dream is to create a look that stands the test of time. An icon. Because it is thanks to these stylists and the beautiful designs fashion’s brightest stars create that truly weave together the story of a memorable red carpet moment. 

But creating such a look is no easy task — the turn-over for fashion trends is incredibly fickle, and in one moment the thing that defined the dress could quickly turn into a dated fashion no-no. Timing, in fashion, is everything. So we’ve tasked some of the most talented fashion students around to imagine their own future greatness, but with a twist: re-create an iconic red carpet look from the past for 2013. Inspirations included famous dresses worn by Jennifer Lopez, Bjork, Lady Gaga, Julia Roberts, and more.

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So click the image below to check out our gallery of iconic red carpet upgrades, and see if you prefer the past, or the future, of fashion.

Gallery: 8 Iconic Red Carpet Dresses Get Makeovers

Jennifer Lopez's Grammy Dress, re-imagined

Do you think these sketches are red carpet-worthy? Sound off in the comments!

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Staff Writer Alicia Lutes is a corgi enthusiast from Connecticut living in Los Angeles. She loves Tina Fey, television, ugly things and really money cheese plates. Growing up, her grandfather frequently said, "you’re so god-damned good with words! You should do something with words with your life!" so she made it her quest to plaster her wordy witticisms across the Internet. She looks forward to retiring at the age of 80 and opening a fromagerie with a small army of wrinkly-faced and stumpy-legged dogs.