Finish line's in sight! We've glammed up for the
Golden Globes, mellowed out for the SAGs, and pulled out almost all the stops for the Grammys. But the mother of all award shows will always be the Oscars — happening tonight. Oscars bingo is all set up, the liquor cabinet's stocked, and we're ready to fight someone if Parasite doesn’t win big. The brainstorming has begun for who’s going to be wearing what (Charlize Theron in Dior? Margot Robbie in Chanel? Florence Pugh in sequins and sunnies?). All we can do is wait and see. But to pass the time between now and Sunday night, we're taking a walk down memory lane and reminiscing on the best red carpets of Oscars past. It’s one of our favorite things to do leading up to the show (besides planning a themed menu and plotting a drinking game). While style trends have changed through the years, the extravagance, the luxury that comes with the Academy Awards is steadfast. In anticipation of our favorite red carpet of the year, hop in the DeLorean for a peek through the history of Hollywood's ultimate prom to see which looks have held up. Ahead, find out who made our all-time best-dressed list from Audrey Hepburn to Queen Latifah and everyone in between. Audrey Hepburn, 1954 It never took much to make the late Audrey Hepburn look glamorous, but in this Givenchy gown, Hepburn, glowing from winning an Oscar for Roman Holiday, is nothing short of perfection. Audrey Hepburn in Givenchy. Photo: NBCU Photo Bank/Getty Images. More Grace Kelly, 1955 Designed by arguably the most famous costumier in history, Edith Head, Grace Kelly's Oscars look was, like most Grace Kelly looks, an absolute winner. Grace Kelly in Edith Head. Photo: Silver Screen Collection/Hulton Archive/Getty Images. More Madonna, 1991 Arm-in-arm with Michael Jackson and dripping in Old Hollywood glamour, there's nothing we'd rather see Madonna wearing to the 63rd Annual Academy Awards than this Bob Mackie ensemble. Madonna in Bob Mackie. Photo: Ron Galella/WireImage/Getty Images. More Winona Ryder, 1994Who doesn't love a Gatsby-esque gown at the Oscars? Photo: Ron Galella Collection/Getty Images. More Elizabeth Hurley, 1995 Head-to-toe white? Sweetheart neckline? Floor-length sequins? Check! Check! Check! Elizabeth Hurley in Versace. Photo: Jim Smeal/WireImage/Getty Images. More Winona Ryder, 1996 While we're used to seeing 90s-era Winona Ryder donning all-black ensembles, this champagne-colored vintage gown is an unexpected, and dazzling, switch-up. Winona Ryder in a vintage champagne gown. Photo: Jim Smeal/WireImage/Getty Images. More Courtney Love, 1997 The queen of grunge got all dolled up by Versace for the 1997 Academy Awards — and we support it 100%. Courtney Love in Versace. Photo: Jim Smeal/WireImage/Getty Images. More Sharon Stone, 1998 We would normally advise against wearing the Gap at the Oscars— but when it's combined with Vera Wang and draped on Sharon Stone, it's hard not to be convinced that it's right where it belongs. Sharon Stone in Gap and Vera Wang. Photo: Mychal Watts/WireImage/Getty Images. More Celine Dion, 1999 A suit on the red carpet is hardly a nuanced idea in 2019, but in 1999, worn backwards of all things — let's just say our fashion minds were blown upon seeing Celine Dion in this John Galliano set. Celine Dion in John Galliano. Photo: SGranitz/WireImage/Getty Images. More Gwyneth Paltrow, 1999 Pretty In Pink might have starred Molly Ringwald, but Gwyneth Paltrow (that year's Best Actress winner for Shakespeare in Love) looked the part in this bubblegum pink number by Ralph Lauren. Gwyneth Paltrow in Ralph Lauren. Photo: Frank Trapper/Corbis/Getty Images. More Queen Latifah, 2000 Blue is definitely Queen Latifah's color. Queen Latifah in a blue dress. Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage/Getty Images. More Renée Zellweger, 2001 A long way from donning PJs all day and micro-minis at work in her role as Bridget Jones, Renée Zellweger classed up for the red carpet in a vintage yellow frock by Jean Dresses. Renée Zellweger in a vintage dress by Jean Dresses. Photo: Chris Weeks/Getty Images. More Halle Berry, 2002 A sheer gown and an Oscar? Becoming the first Black woman to win Best Actress, Halle Berry took down all the competition — both on the red carpet and the stage — in this Elie Saab frock. Halle Berry in Elie Saab. Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage/Getty Images. More Charlize Theron, 2004 Has there ever been a time when Charlize Theron isn't glowing? Charlize Theron in Dior. Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic/Getty Images. More There to perform not one, not two, but three songs, Beyonce went with a black velvet number that hugged her curves in all the right places. Beyonce Knowles, 2005 Thanks Atelier Versace! Beyonce Knowles in Atelier Versace. Photo: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images. More Michelle William, 2006 Accompanying her then-boyfriend, the late Heath Ledger, Michelle Williams was a shining ray of light in this yellow number by Vera Wang. Michelle Williams in Vera Wang. Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images. More Nicole Kidman, 2007 Nicole Kidman in Balenciaga would hardly be our first choice, but after seeing the Oscar-winning Australian actress in this red hot gown, we promise to never doubt the combination again. Nicole Kidman in Balenciaga. Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images. More Anne Hathaway, 2009 Is it just us, or does Anne Hathaway look like an actual Oscar in this fitted Armani Privé dress? Anne Hathaway in Armani Prive. Photo: John Shearer/WireImage/Getty Images. More Zoe Saldana, 2010 Let's get one thing straight: no one (and we mean no one) could pull off this dress other than Zoe Saldana. Zoe Saldana in Givenchy Haute Couture. Photo: Bob Riha, Jr./Getty Images. More Cate Blanchett, 2011 In this lavender haute couture gown by Givenchy, Cate Blanchett wasn't just an award-winning actress — she's a damn fashion icon. Cate Blanchett in Givenchy Haute Couture. More Michelle Williams, 2012
Red on the red carpet is hardly a task for the faint of heart, but Michelle Williams, nominated for her role as Marilyn Monroe in
My Week With Marilyn
, made it look like the easiest thing in the world thanks to one hell of a pixie cut and
300 hours of work
in the Louis Vuitton Paris atelier.
Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton. Photo: Bob Riha, Jr./Getty Images. More Angelina Jolie, 2012 No one does a high slit quite like Mrs. Smith herself, Angelina Jolie, who generated one of the greatest Oscar memes ever with this pose. Angelina Jolie in Atelier Versace. Photo: Donato Sardella/WireImage/Getty Images. More Jennifer Lawrence, 2013 En route to accept her Oscar for Silver Linings Playbook, Jennifer Lawrence had all eyes on her in this pastel-colored Dior gown. It was pretty chill, even for her. Jennifer Lawrence in Dior. Photo: Gregg DeGuire/WireImage/Getty Images. More Lupita Nyong'o, 2014 Lupita Nyong'o — she snagged an Oscar that night for Best Supporting Actress in 12 Years a Slave — lit up the sky in this baby blue Prada gown. Lupita Nyong'o in Prada. Photo: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic/Getty Images. More Zendaya, 2015 For an Oscars newbie, Zendaya looked anything but out of place in this Vivienne Westwood stunner of a gown. Zendaya in Vivienne Westwood. Photo: Dan MacMedan/WireImage/Getty Images. More Sienna Miller, 2015 For his red carpet debut designing for Oscar de la Renta, Peter Copping made quite the impression with this bow-embellished, square neck gown on Sienna Miller. Sienna Miller in Oscar de la Renta. Photo: Gregg DeGuire/WireImage/Getty Images. More Olivia Wilde, 2016 Olivia Wilde going backless in Valentino Haute Couture? We'll take it. Olivia Wilde in Valentino Haute Couture. Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage/Getty Images. More Taraji P. Henson, 2017 Taraji P. Henson blew us back to the 1950s in this Alberta Ferretti Old Hollywood-esque velvet gown. And that necklace? Whew, we're getting excited just thinking about it. Taraji P. Henson in Alberta Ferretti. Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images. More Naomie Harris, 2017 Of the four Moonlight stars dressed by Raf Simons for Calvin Klein, this white sequin frock on Naomie Harris went home with the prize (for best dressed) in our book. Naomie Harris in Raf Simons for Calvin Klein. Photo: George Pimentel/FilmMagic/Getty Images. More Saoirse Ronan, 2018 A long way from dress shopping at a Sacramento thrift shop! This bubblegum pink frock on Lady Bird lead actress, Saoirse Ronan is one for the record books. Saoirse Ronan in Calvin Klein By Appointment. Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic/Getty Images. More Margot Robbie, 2018 Margot Robbie was a breath of fresh air in this showstopping white gown courtesy of Chanel. Margot Robbie in Chanel. Photo: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images. More Gemma Chan, 2019 Hot pink came out running at the 91st Annual Academy Awards, but if you ask us, Gemma Chan won the marathon in this neon poof dress courtesy of Versace. Gemma Chan in Versace. Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images. More Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here? How To Stream The 91st Annual Oscars This Sunday Let's Argue About Who Should Win An Oscar Netflix Documentary Explores Menstruation Equity