Winner for Best Supporting Actress, Catherine Zeta-Jones poses backstage during the 75th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theater on March 23, 2003, in Hollywood, California. (Robert Mora/Getty Images)
Oscars are not only a celebration of cinema, but also a celebration of fashion. Millions of eyes are on the dresses of the world’s top designers displayed at this elegant affair.
Some actresses have maintained a fairly consistent style over the years. Anne Hathaway’s dresses vary from the poofed skirt of her vibrant red dress at the 2011 Oscars, then known as the Academy Awards, to the sleek and pale pink of her 2013 Oscars attire reminiscent of Audrey Hepburn—yet there is a constancy in the simple elegance of her style.
She wore eight different dresses as co-host in 2011, but first appeared on the red carpet in her red, vintage Valentino gown from ’02. Set to wear a Valentino on Sunday, Hathaway switched at the last moment to her pink Prada gown.
Catherine Zeta-Jones has also maintained a similar style in the cut of her dress—one that works well for her figure.
Jennifer Lawrence, on the other hand, changed her style dramatically from 2012 to 2013. Her full, light Dior gown won much admiration on Sunday night. In her formal dress this year, she could be ready to walk down the aisle as a bride; in her short-skirted informal Prada dress of 2012, she looks more ready for a night on the town. She was hailed worst-dressed by some last year, and best-dressed this year.
The spotlight was on Barbra Streisand this year, as she gave her first Oscars performance since 1977. She was dressed considerably more formally in a classy black Donna Karan dress with gold details, than in 2010 in her black tuxedo dress by Randolph Duke.
Anne Hathaway: 2013, 2011, 2009
Anne Hathaway arrives on the red carpet for the 85th Annual Academy Awards on Feb. 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. She is wearing a Prada gown. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)
Anne Hathaway arrives at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre Feb. 27, 2011 in Hollywood, California. She is wearing a vintage Valentino dress. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Anne Hathaway arrives at the 81st Academy Awards at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, California on Feb. 22, 2009. She is wearing an Armani Prive gown with Swarovski crystals. (Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty Images)
Catherine Zeta-Jones: 2013, 2004
Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones arrives at the Oscars at Hollywood & Highland Center on Feb. 24, 2013, in Hollywood, California. She is wearing a Zuhair Murad dress. (Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Catherine Zeta-Jones walks on stage during the 76th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theater on Feb. 29, 2004 in Hollywood, California. She is wearing a Donatella Versace dress with Swarovski crystal front. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Jennifer Lawrence: 2013, 2012, 2011
Actress Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the Oscars at Hollywood & Highland Center on Feb. 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. Her Dior Couture dress earned her credit as the best dressed on many social media platforms. (Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Actress Jennifer Lawrence poses onstage during the 84th Academy Awards announcement held at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Samuel Goldwyn Theater on Jan. 24, 2012, in Los Angeles, California. She is wearing a Prada dress. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Actress Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the Vanity Fair Dinner and After Party at the Sunset Tower Hotel celebrating the 83rd Academy Awards in West Hollywood, California on Feb. 27, 2011. She is wearing a Calvin Klein Collection dress made for her by designer Francisco Costa, (Rich Schmitt/AFP/Getty Images)
Barbra Streisand: 2013, 2010, 1969
Singer/actress Barbra Streisand performs onstage during the Oscars held at the Dolby Theatre on Feb. 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. She is wearing a custom Donna Karan designed by Karan herself. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Singer/actress Barbra Streisand presents at the 82nd Academy Awards at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, California, on March 7, 2010. She is wearing a black tuxedo dress designed by Randolph Duke. (Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images)
Singer Barbra Streisand and actor Dustin Hoffman present the award for best picture during the 77th Annual Academy Awards on Feb. 27, 2005, at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, California. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Actor Robert Redford and Actress/Singer Barbra Streisand photographed backstage at the 74th Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, Ca., March 24, 2002. She is wearing a Donna Karan dress. (Frank Micelotta/GettyImages)
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