43 of the best Oscars dresses of all time

From Angelina Jolie’s thigh-high slit to Halle Berry’s show-stopping Elie Saab gown, we take a look at some of the Academy Awards’ most memorable fashion moments

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When it comes to red-carpet events, it doesn’t get more glamorous than the Oscars.

Taking place each year in Los Angeles, the Academy Awards bring together Hollywood’s finest to celebrate the best of the big screen.

Some of the most memorable fashion moments of all time have happened in the award ceremony’s 92-year history, from Angelina Jolie’s right leg to Halle Berry becoming the first black woman to win a best actress award, in a stunning sheer Elie Saab mesh dress.

The Oscars red carpet has also been a great showcase for Arab designers over the years, from the strapless, sheer Zuhair Murad gown worn by Priyanka Chopra to the 2006 ceremony to the sparkly Azzedine Alaia dress Lady Gaga paired with red gloves in 2015.

Scroll through our gallery above for some of the most memorable Oscars dresses of all time.

The 2022 awards will wrap up a busy awards season. Netflix’s The Power of the Dog leads with 12 nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Supporting Actress and Actor. The film’s director, Jane Campion, is now the first woman to receive two Best Director nominations – the other was for 1993’s The Piano.

Dune, which was partly shot in Abu Dhabi, also has a strong showing, with 10 nods including Best Picture, Cinematography and Adapted Screenplay.

Scroll through the gallery below to see the Oscars 2022 nominees:

The Oscars will take place on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood and will be broadcast in the US at 8pm Eastern Standard Time.

ABC is the home of the Oscars in the US. For those in the UK, the ceremony will begin at 1am on Monday, March 28, and will be be shown on Sky Cinema.

In the UAE, the ceremony will begin at 4am on Monday, March 28. OSN is the official broadcaster in the Middle East, and will stream the Oscars on its new OSN+ service, which recently replaced the OSN Streaming app.

A version of this story was first published in February 2020