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Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth took a lot of flack from the tabloids for this braless 2002 Alexander McQueen look, and later admitted to Vogue it wasn’t her favorite. “There were a few issues,” she said. “I still love the dress itself, but I should have worn a bra and I should have just had simple beachy hair and less makeup. Then, it would have worked as I wanted it to — a little bit of punk at the Oscars.” (Photo: Vince Bucci/Getty Images)

The 20 most unforgettable Oscar dresses

Tanya Edwards

Walking the red carpet at the Academy Awards is a journey fraught with the pressures of an international broadcast watched by millions. One fashion misstep, and you’re on the cover of every tabloid in the world.

But who’s to say that’s a bad thing? Not us. We’re here for the risk-takers, the style mavens, and the women who choose something other than yet another red column gown. Here’s to unforgettable Oscar looks! Click through for the looks everyone talked about.

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