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Not all fashions withstand the test of time, but these Oscar gowns, both classic and innovative, have held up over the years.

Of course, that should be a goal when picking a gown for the biggest night in movies — you want it to be timeless and sophisticated, one that'll be looked back on and revered. So let's just say, as a rule, that Oscar night is not a time for trendy dresses.

The following list of gowns have held up flawlessly over the years. From Angelina Jolie to Gwyneth Paltrow, Anne Hathaway to Penelope Cruz, check out some of the most gorgeous Oscar dresses to grace the red carpet since 2000.