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Photo by: Fairchild Archive

Julia Roberts' black-and-white Valentino dress, 2001

We can't say the word Oscars without automatically thinking of the striking black-and-white Valentino that Julia Roberts wore to accept her best-actress award for her role in Erin Brockovich. Her high-glamour look reminds us that sometimes simplicity is best.

The Best Oscar Gowns of the Past Decade

by Glamour

It ain't easy to whittle down the thousands of dresses worn to the

Academy Awards into a bite-size list of the best of the best. After much

debate, we've come up with our personal faves. We plan on taking our

big-night style cues from them. Here are a few of the brightest moments

of the past ten years from the world's most famous red carpet.

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