Sandra Bullock wore a $40,000 navy Alexander McQueen gown to the 2014 Oscars when she was nominated, but did not win, Best Actress for her role in Gravity.
Cate Blanchett won for Blue Jasmine accepting the coveted trophy in a $100,000 Armani Privé gown. Cate Blanchett wore a $200,000 Armani Privé gown covered in Swarovski crystals in 2007 when she was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar for Notes on a Scandal, which was won by Helen Mirren for her performance in The Queen.
Cameron Diaz wore this $62,500 Oscar de la Renta champagne tulle gown with gold embroidery at the 2010 Academy Awards ceremony when she presented the Oscar with Steve Carrell for Best Animated Feature.
Charlize Theron wore a $90,000 black satin and organza Dior to the 2014 Oscars as a presenter. The previous year, at the 2013 Academy Awards, she wore a $100,000 white Dior with a sweeping train.
Kate Winslet looked like a Greek goddess at the 2007 Academy Awards when she accepted the Best Actress Oscar for her role in Little Children in a $100,000 mint green Valentino.
Audrey Hepburn’s lifelong professional relationship with French designer Hubert Givenchy was legendary. Only she could wear this uncomplicated but elegant gown when she accepted the 1954 Oscar for Best Performance by an Actress in Roman Holiday, opposite Gregory Peck. The gown sold at auction in 2011 for $131,292.
Julia Roberts was stunning in a black-and-white Valentino gown when she won the 2001 Best Actress Oscar for her role in Erin Brockovich. The gown was estimated at $95,000.
Lupita Nyong’o returned in 2015 as a presenter wearing a Calvin Klein gown stitched with 6,000 faux pearls, valued at $150,000.
Nicole Kidman wore an embroidered John Galliano gown at the 1997 Oscars with her then husband, Tom Cruise. “John made it for me,” the actress, who was nominated for her role in Jerry Maguire,, said, “and I love it.” It is reported she paid $2 million for the embroidered chartreuse creation.
Jennifer Lawrence wore this $4 million rose petal pink Dior gown when she accepted the 2013 Best Actress Oscar for Silver Linings Playbook. Her feet became entangled in the train as she walked up the steps to the stage to receive the award. She laughed off her fall when she got to the podium, saying,“You guys are just standing up,” she said to the standing ovation, “because you feel bad that I fell and that’s really embarrassing.”