We’d like to retroactively award Lupita Nyong'o’s luminous skin with the Oscar for Best Décolleté in a Supporting Role.
Rooney Mara made a statement out of glossy bangs and a matte red lip in 2013.
An ethereal headband added texture to Natalie Portman’s simple updo, and a sheer beige smoky eye completed her look of laid-back glamour.
For her big night, Gwyneth Paltrow embraced the power of pretty—pairing a classic, sleek chignon with pale pink blush that was practically color-matched to her Ralph Lauren dress.
Lauren Hutton’s bouncing blowout and allover tawny glow would look as fresh on the red carpet today as it did in 1975.
Before Cara Delevingne entered the picture, the most famous pair of brows in the world belonged to Audrey Hepburn, and you can see why in this photo when she won her Oscar for Roman Holiday in 1954.
Halle Berry’s choppy pixie and subdued makeup let this revealing Elie Saab dress have its much deserved moment in the spotlight.
Her golden waves paired with that unforgettable red lip cemented Michelle Williams as an A-list actress on the red carpet.
Marion Cotillard’s dreamy, side-parted look is the polished version of French insouciance.
Having to shave off her hair for her Les Misérables role certainly paid off because not only did Anne Hathaway win an Oscar, but her short Audrey Hepburn–esque cut made for a winning combination against her pale pink Prada.