29 Unforgettable Oscar Red Carpet Gowns From The Past Ten Years That'll Get You Extra Excited For 2015's Ceremony

The 2015 Academy awards is just hours away, and with them a host of beautifully rendered Oscar red carpet gowns to gasp over. Each year proves to provide a vastly different crop of red carpet looks, but there are a handful which are so incredibly imaginative that they will remain hallmarks of beautiful design for years to come. Read on for 29 unforgettable Oscar ensembles from the past ten years.

Lupita Nyongo In Prada

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The effervescent Lupita Nyong’o stunned in a simple “Nairobi blue” Prada gown at the 2014 Oscars.

Kate Hudson In Atelier Versace

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Kate Hudson knows how to make an entrance on the red carpet, and so she did in this painstakingly beaded ivory satin Versace number at the 2014 Oscars.

Kristen Bell In Roberto Cavalli

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Frozen star Kristen Bell struck a high note in her pastel, embellished Roberto Cavalli gown at the 2014 Oscars.

Jennifer Lawrence In Dior

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Who could forget the manner in which a Dior ballgown-clad Jennifer Lawrence stole the hearts of critics and fans alike at the 2013 Oscars?

Olivia Munn In Marchesa

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Crimson and gold melded together brilliantly in Olivia Munn’s embellished satin Marchesa gown at the 2013 Oscars.

Fan Bingbing In Marchesa

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Fan Bingbing struck gold in an orchid-hued satin Marchesa gown at the 2013 Oscars.

Amy Adams In Oscar de la Renta

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The late designed showcased his keen eye for detail and immense knowledge of design when he dressed Amy Adams in a dusty blue tiered ball gown for the 2013 Oscars.

Angelina Jolie In Atelier Versace

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Angelina Jolie’s toned leg may have received more media attention than her black velvet Atelier Versace gown at the 2012 Oscars, but the design of the dress itself was impeccable.

Emma Stone In Giambattista Valli

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Emma Stone’s bow-embellished cerise-hued Giambattista Valli gown garnered well-earned praise on the 2012 Oscars red carpet.

Jessica Chastain In Alexander McQueen

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A poised Jessica Chastain turned heads at the 2012 Oscars in an elaborately detailed, gilded Alexander McQueen gown.

Gwyneth Paltrow In Tom Ford

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A simple, architectural Tom Ford gown lend Gwyneth Paltrow extra elegance in 2012.

Anne Hathaway In Valentino

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A crimson, rosette-adorned silk Valentino gown suited a blushing Anne Hathaway to a T in 2011.

Halle Berry In Marchesa

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Halle Berry looked utterly luminous in an ethereal beaded tulle Marchesa gown in 2011.

Jennifer Hudson in Versace

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Clad in a fiery, curve-hugging Versace gown, Jennifer Hudson rocked the red carpet in 2011.

Sandra Bullock In Marchesa

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Sandra bullock left her audience speechless for the second time in a year when she sported a floral, metallic, beaded Marchesa gown to accept her Best Actress Oscar in 2010.

Cameron Diaz In Oscar de la Renta

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Cameron Diaz helped coin the term “gilver” in 2010 when she wore this breathtaking gold and silver tulle Oscar de la Renta gown to the Oscars.

Zoe Saldana In Givenchy

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2010 was the year of the statement gown, as proved by a radiant Zoe Saldana in her degrade, beaded Givenchy Oscar gown.

Penelope Cruz In Pierre Balmain

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A glowing Penelope Cruz channeled vintage glamour in this delicately detailed cream Pierre Balmain creation in 2009.

Sarah Jessica Parker

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Sarah Jessica Parker rocked a Carrie Bradshaw-approved seafoam green belted gown at the 2009 Oscars.

Marion Cotillard In Jean Paul Gaultier

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Best Actress winner Marion Cotillard achieved sartorial credibility in this Jean Paul Gaultier creation at the 2008 Oscars.

Penelope Cruz In Atelier Versace

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Penelope Cruz was the toast of Hollywood in the champagne-hued Atelier Versace gown she wore to the 2007 Oscars.

Nicole Kidman In Balenciaga

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Nicole Kidman stopped traffic in this exquisite vermillion Balenciaga gown at the 2007 Oscars.

Michelle Williams In Vera Wang

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Michelle Williams celebrated the 2006 Oscars in a frothy yellow Vera Wang creation with vintage appeal.

Jessica Alba In Versace

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A gilded, Old Hollywood-inspired Versace gown left Jessica Alba glowing in 2006.

Cate Blanchett In Valentino

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Red carpet style doesn’t get much better than Cate Blanchett’s luminous yellow silk Valentino gown with a jewel-encrusted shoulder and oxblood bowed sash.

Natalie Portman In Rodarte

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Natalie Portman often favors Rodarte designs on the red carpet, and when she graced the Oscars in this earth-toned number by the brand, it became apparent why.

Renee Zellweger In Carolina Herrera

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All one needs to stand out on the red carpet is a beautifully fitted gown with one exuberant detail, and this white bow-embellished Carolina Herrera gown was just the ticket on a beaming Renee Zellweger.

Charlize Theron In Gucci

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Best actress winner Charlize Theron accepted her award with confidence in a shimmering Gucci gown in 2004.

Angelina Jolie In Marc Bouwer

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A white satin Marc Bouwer halter gown made a streamlined statement at the 2004 Oscars.