The 20 most unforgettable Oscar dresses

Walking the red carpet at the Academy Awards is a journey fraught with the pressures of an international broadcast watched by millions. One fashion misstep, and you’re on the cover of every tabloid in the world.

But who’s to say that’s a bad thing? Not us. We’re here for the risk-takers, the style mavens, and the women who choose something other than yet another red column gown. Here’s to unforgettable Oscar looks! Click through for the looks everyone talked about.

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