MANILA, Philippines – The 2018 Academy Awards is almost upon us (Monday, 7:30 am Philippine time, to be exact), and while the world eagerly awaits to find out who takes home the coveted trophies, everyone's also waiting to see what the stars will be wearing on the red carpet.
Arguably the glitziest event in Hollywood, the Oscars has had its fair share of fashion hits and misses – and some of the most memorable moments in fashion and pop culture history have happened on its red carpet.
Here's a rundown of some of the most controversial, legendary, and beloved looks the awards show has seen over the years:
Taraji P Henson in Alberta Ferretti, 2017
#Aboutlastnight @albertaferretti thank you I felt soooooooo elegant!!! #oscars2017 A post shared by taraji p henson (@tarajiphenson) on Feb 27, 2017 at 5:40pm PST
If there was one standout look from last year's Oscars red carpet, it was Taraji P Henson's. The Hidden Figures star wore an off-shoulder Alberta Ferretti number done in midnight blue velvet – a truly timeless look that stood out in its simplicity.
Lady Gaga in Brandon Maxwell, 2016
Throwback to my first Oscars dress, excited to see what everyone wears tomorrow! This was just the most fun time, creating the dress was such a great memory, but the laughs and excitement of the journey are what will always stand out in my mind forever. For me, seeing one of my best friends nominated and recognized for her hard work was so amazing, and I hope everyone, nominees, attendees, glam teams, family and friends, feel that love and joy in bundles tomorrow! Good luck and positive vibes to all! #oscars A post shared by Brandon Maxwell (@brandonmaxwell) on Mar 3, 2018 at 9:58am PST
At the 2016 Oscars, Lady Gaga proved that she doesn't need to go all-out crazy with her ensembles to turn heads when she stepped out on the red carpet in a white Brandon Maxwell jumpsuit. The ensemble, which looked like a piece of origami folded perfectly to her proportions, was simple by Gaga standards – but stunning nonetheless.
Lupita Nyong'o in Prada, 2014
Jennifer Lawrence in Dior, 2013
Angelina Jolie in Versace, 2012
Cate Blanchett in Givenchy, 2011
Michelle Williams in Vera Wang, 2006
Hally Berry in Elie Saab, 2002
Björk in Marjan Pejoski, 2001
Julia Roberts in Valentino, 2001
Gwyneth Paltrow in Ralph Lauren, 1999
Nicole Kidman in Dior, 1997
Cher in Bob Mackie, 1986
Barbra Streisand in Arnold Scaasi, 1969
Which look is your favorite? And who are you looking forward to seeing at the upcoming Oscars? Sound off in the comments! – Rappler.com