Obsessions: Seven iconic Oscar looks we love


Undoubtedly one of the most glamorous events of the year, the Academy Awards is the biggest night for films and fashion in Hollywood. We asked the team at Whistles HQ about their favourite Oscar looks, and what makes them so unforgettable...

1. Cher at the 45th Academy Awards, 1973

“For me, it's all about this iconic Cher look. Not only do I have serious midriff-envy, but I love how she brings such a bohemian feel to the red carpet. It somehow captures the mood of the '70s, while also being incredibly ahead of its time? Basically, she nailed it.” Brand and Content Editor, Charlotte

2. Courtney Love at the 69th Academy Awards, 1997

“I was really torn between this and Celine Dion’s infamous 1996 backwards tux, but it has to be Courtney for me. Understated and so innocent, I love her!” Head of Creative, Kate

3. Lupita Nyong'o at the 86th Academy Awards, 2014

“Why Lupita? The colour! Not only are pastels in for SS18, making this dress feel very of-the-moment and still relevant, but the pale blue hue stands out amongst all the golds, blacks and reds so commonly seen at the Oscars. And because it's Prada, by default it's fabulous.” E-commerce Production Assistant, Maddie

4. Hilary Swank at the 77th Academy Awards, 2005

“I love everything about this dress, it’s  sophisticated yet sexy - that daringly low back is so iconic.” Senior International Assistant Merchandiser, Lydia

5. Audrey Hepburn at the 26th Academy Awards, 1954

“I’ve always admired Audrey’s Parisian style and how she never overcomplicates her outfits. She looks timelessly elegant here, in an effortless full-skirted dress finished with a skinny belt and a boyish haircut.” CRM and Digital Marketing Coordinator, Meriel

6. Halle Berry at the 74th Academy Awards, 2004

“I just love her in Elie Saab’s partially sheer floral gown. It was elegant, risqué, and so ahead of its time. The deep burgundy satin train complimented her skin tone and signature pixie cut beautifully –  she just owned it.” Junior Press Officer, Leonora

7. Michelle Williams at the 78th Academy Awards, 2006

“I love how Michelle can be a real fashion player when it comes to the red carpet. She is bold in her style – yellow is a tricky colour to wear but she carried it off in such a cool manner. For me, she was a clear stand out on the red carpet.” Head of Communications, Sadie

The 90th Academy Awards takes place on March 4th, watch it live here.