Winning Dresses

With the close of summer marked by Labor Day on Monday, September 2nd, the fashion industry gears up once again for another official show season, beginning with New York Fashion Week. This year’s NYFW will be slightly different than seasons past. As announced by the Council of Fashion Designers of America, NYFW will adhere to a shorter, more streamlined and compact schedule— with only six days of shows, rather than the usual seven to nine. On Friday, September 6th, NYFW kicks off with a “performance” by Telfar at 6 p.m., and culminates with Marc Jacobs at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, September 11th. Many familiar faces and brands will return to the NYFW runway, including Ralph Lauren, Carolina Herrera, Zimmerman, Oscar de la Renta, Michael Kors, and Dennis Basso, among others. Some of the most noteworthy looks in fashion history happened during the 90 years of the Academy Awards, and with that in mind we look forward to the upcoming Oscars on February 9, 2020. From Audrey Hepburn’s auction-worthy Givenchy frocks and Grace Kelly’s Edith Head head-turners, to Gwyneth Paltrow’s pink Ralph Lauren dress that was cited as “one of the greatest dresses in the history of the red carpet of the Oscars” and the Dior gown in which Jennifer Lawrence famously tripped on her way to the stage, we’re taking a look back at 90 years of Oscar -winning dresses from the biggest night in Hollywood.