“Oscar night is a prism,” said veteran producer George Schlatter. “It’s all of movie history distilled into one evening.” While the Oscars will first and foremost be a night dedicated to film, it’s one that’s also become monumental for fashion.
Through the years, Academy Award winners have been remembered for their roles, acceptance speeches, and what they wore when they took the stage to receive their Oscar statuette. Naturally, the latter is most indelible for actresses thanks to their designer gowns. Still, with winners dating back almost a century, it’s hard to remember them all. Thanks to MediaRunDigital, we can now see all 74 of the dresses worn by Best Actress winners in one fair swoop. From 1929 winner Janet Gaynor’s off-the rack Peter Pan collar dress all the way through 2013 victor Jennifer Lawrence’s custom Christian Dior gown, see every look below: