The Oscars are quite a big deal and each year, celebrities make their way to the event in the hope of taking home the coveted Academy Award.
For an event of such importance, best believe that the attendees hit the red carpet looking their best, and when it comes to a fancy look, what beats a high-end designer dress?
Here are 6 of the most expensive dresses celebrities have worn on the Oscars red carpet.
1. Jennifer Lawrence, 2013
For the 2013 Oscars edition, Jennifer Lawrence stepped out in a Cinderella-inspired gown designed by Dior. Valued at $4 million, this is the most expensive dress to ever grace the Academy Awards.
Fortunately, Lawrence didn’t have to buy it. Dior lent the gown to her as she was their brand ambassador back then, and their generosity paid off.
Lawrence won the Best Actress award, but on her way to collect it, she tripped on her gown. Naturally, this went viral, marketing the dress to the entire world.
2. Elizabeth Taylor, 1970
Before Lawrence, it was this legend who held the record of the Oscar’s most expensive dress. Though the dearly departed Taylor wore it in 1970, it was valued much, much later, when it was sold for $167,500 at a 1999 auction.
3. Charlize Theron, 2013
The Atomic Blonde actress is a master when it comes to keeping things simple yet elegant, and nothing shows that more than the Dior Couture she wore to the 2013 Oscars.
The white dress was custom made to fit her perfectly, and she even made it to the list of best-dressed celebrities at the event. The bespoke Couture cost the actress $100,000.
4. Cate Blanchett, 2014
For the 86th Academy Awards, Blanchett commanded attention thanks to her $100,000 Armani Privé dress. The fact that she had accessorized with lots of diamonds made her complete look one for the Oscars history books, donning an outfit valued at $18.1 million.
Her $100,000 dress might look pale in comparison to her accessories, but make no mistake – it was as spectacular as dresses come. You don’t just spend $100,000 on anything subpar, do you?
5. Kate Winslet, 2007
Kate Winslet was looking dashing in her green shade Valentino dress, but it wasn’t just the color that made her outfit that much impressive. This honor fell to the train that followed it, and to say that she looked like a real-life goddess would be a massive understatement.
Winslet went on to be voted the overall best-dressed celebrity at the 2007 Oscars, so the $100,000 she paid for the dress was more than worth it. Talk of having the perfect fashion sense!
6. Lupita Nyong’o, 2015
This Kenyan-Mexican actress took Hollywood by storm, and for her exploits, became the first Kenyan and Mexican actress to ever win an Academy Award.
Although she clinched the award in 2014, it was the dress she wore to the 2015 Oscars edition that blew everyone away. Designed by Calvin Klein, you could tell that it cost an arm and a leg just by looking at it, and indeed it did.
$150,000 is quite the amount, don’t you agree? Unfortunately, the dress was stolen the following day.