Lady Gaga, 2019
We’re nearing the end of the decade, and soon after comes the 2020 Academy Awards! As we look forward to seeing all of the stars slay on the red carpet during that annual fashion bonanza, we can’t forget to look back at the gorgeous gowns and memorable dresses that came within the last decade. Stars ranging from Angelina Jolie to Emma Stone, Zendaya — and even Billy Porter — strutted down the red carpet at the Oscars between 2009 and 2019 looking fiercer than they ever have before.
Billy Porter, 2019
Billy Porter came to SLAY at the 2018 Oscars, walking the red carpet in a custom Christian Siriano gown. He still gave a nod to traditional men’s red carpet fashion by wearing a tuxedo top with the ballgown skirt.
Nicole Kidman, 2018
Nicole Kidman has never met a red carpet she didn’t dominate. The Oscar-winner rolled up to the 2018 Oscars wearing a royal blue, Armani Privé gown adorned with a giant bow.
Jennifer Garner, 2018
Jennifer Garner wore the same shade of blue as Nicole Kidman to the 2018 Oscars, but her Atelier Versace dress couldn’t have been more different. She looked like a goddess in the one-shouldered, draped gown.
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Taraji P. Henson was a major standout at the 2018 Oscars in this custom Vera Wang dress that showed a whole lotta leg. She worked it too, waving her cape and sticking her leg out the whole time.
Emma Stone, 2017
Emma Stone took home the Best Actress award at the 2017 Oscars, and she came dressed like one herself. Emma looked like a flapper in a beaded Givenchy dress with a fringed skirt in a pretty gold hue.
Amy Adams, 2013
Amy Adams channeled her inner Enchanted character with this romantic, fluffy gown at the 2013 Oscars. The baby blue Oscar De La Renta dress featured ruffles, tulle, and beads. Such a princess!
Jessica Chastain, 2012
Jessica Chastain’s hand-embroidered Alexander McQueen gown that she wore to the 2012 Oscars cost a whopping $28,950 — and she rocked the hell out of it. The gold and black look perfect with her red hair.
Angelina Jolie, 2012
Maybe the most iconic dress of the decade, if not one of the all-time greats! Angelina Jolie popped that leg all night at the 2012 Oscars while wearing this dramatic, Atelier Versace gown. The bow on the opposite hip gave it some major flair.
Beyonce looked like Queen Bey at the 2009 Oscars in this dramatic, brocade mermaid gown from House of Deréon. Gold and black look SO good on her. We can’t wait to see what she wears to the 2020 show when she’s surely nominated.