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The Best Oscar Dresses of All Time Giveaway

The Best Oscar Dresses of All Time Giveaway

From Halle Berry to Hilary Swank- these A-listers take the gold for some of the best looks to ever grace the Red Carpet. Which one is your favorite?

One that caught our eye is Lizzy Gardiner's gown made entirely out of American Express Cards because if you comment below and tell us your favorite -  you'll automatically be entered to win one of those cards-  for $75! *

Nicole   Anne   Halle
   
 Dior by John Galliano - 1997    Armani Prive - 2009    Elie Saab - 2002
         
Renee   Hilary   Grace
   
 Jean Dresses - vintage 2001    Guy Laroche - 2005    Edith Head - 1955
         
Julia   Gwyneth   Cate
   
 Valentino - vintage 1982    Ralph Lauren - 1999    Valentino - 2005
                                                                                                                                    The Most Unforgettable Oscar Gown of All Time

At the Academy Awards in 1995, Lizzy Gardiner collected her Oscar for Best Costume Design wearing a gown made of 254 expired American Express Cards. "I'm broke, and I didn't have anything to wear," Gardiner said of her creation, which was an idea she originally designed for the movie "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" but it was turned-down by the credit card company for the film.

However, when she explained that as a nominee she wanted to wear the dress on the Red Carpet – Amex liked the idea so much that it sent her 300 platinum cards with her name embossed on them! Lizzy and Los Angeles designer Salvadore Perez whipped the whole thing together in about 12 hours. After she won, comic David Letterman quipped, "I'm tellin' ya, American Express can't buy publicity like that."

But they did! The very next day they bought the dress from Lizzy!   And she also wore it in a series of magazine ads that said “You only need one in your wallet” and beneath in small print, “Congratulations – and thank you.

Some years later American Express auctioned off the dress. The proceeds went to the American Foundation for Aids Research.

 

 

*Enter by March 3rd. Open to USA residents, 18 years or older.

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  • spark5 By spark5
    02.19.14  

    I love the yellow Renee Zellweger and Julia Roberts' black&white.

  • kbee81 By kbee81
    02.19.14  

    Cate in Valentino

  • theshoelesswanderer By theshoelesswanderer
    02.19.14  

    I like Anne's, it's timeless!

  • amydwill By amydwill
    02.19.14  

    I love Julia Roberts in Valentino - vintage 1982

  • lstar101112 By lstar101112
    02.19.14  

    Guy Laroche - 2005

  • amyorvin By amyorvin
    02.19.14  

    Gwyneth in Ralph Lauren - 1999

  • rsgirl By rsgirl
    02.19.14  

    Julia in Valentino - vintage 1982

  • kimstclair39 By kimstclair39
    02.19.14  

    I love Julia - Valentino Vintage 1982... Beautiful!!

  • rge-rge By rge-rge
    02.19.14  

    Halle - elie saab 2002

  • Kay3131 By Kay3131
    02.19.14  

    Nicole Kidman in that lemongrass chinoiserie number - incomparable! stunning!

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