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Oscar Gowns Throughout the Years

Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow's cotton candy Ralph Lauren confection made history when she won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1999. But Gwyneth's next Oscar appearance was quite the head-scratcher: remember that Renaissance-inspired Alexander McQueen gown? It was a relief to see Gwyn back in the game in 2007, wearing a salmon chiffon Zac Posen frock with exquisite pleats and a mermaid train.