The Best Oscar Dresses of All Time Giveaway

SheSpeaksTeam By SheSpeaksTeam 02.18.14
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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  • Zoomie By Zoomie

    Hilary Swank in Guy Laroche

  • annjulie By annjulie

    Nicole in that wonderful Doir dress is my fav!

  • CapnCook By CapnCook

    Of the ones pictured, I love Anne's 2009 gown. One of my other all-time faves is Michelle Williams's mustard-colored gown.

  • LABeachGal By LABeachGal

    I loved Halle Berry in that Elie Saab dress!

  • don538 By don538

    Cate -- Valentino 2005

  • Brandywww By Brandywww

    Cate in Valentino so very stunning and glamous.

  • rosepowell By rosepowell

    I have to Say that Julia's Valentino Vintage Gown is pretty GORGEOUS and it looks so lovely on her!

  • missjenna By missjenna

    Gwyneth! That Ralph Lauren is just as pretty and refreshing today!

  • dolls123 By dolls123

    Halle ~ Elie Saab - 2002

  • kerrylee777 By kerrylee777


  • mberlin1967 By mberlin1967

    Halle Berry can rock anything but I think this Elie Saab - 2002 is fabulous!

  • greeniejoey By greeniejoey

    Halle Berry's dress is daring and confident; qualities a leading lady must have. She wore this gown with poise.

  • justonechick By justonechick

    Cate in the Buttery Yellow Classic Valentino 2005. She looked like an Oscar!

  • Mnsanchez By Mnsanchez

    Hilary Swank.

  • rjbyrne3 By rjbyrne3

    I can't decide between Halle Berry in that gorgeous Elie Saab gown or Anne Hathaway, so elegant in Armani!

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