As it’s revealed HERE that the sh13m Calvin Klein dress worn by Lupita Nyong’o to the Oscars 2015 has been stolen, we run through the most expensive dresses to ever be worn on the Academy Awards red carpet. From Cate Blanchett in Armani Privé to Grace Kelly in a gown designed by Edith Head, here are the top 10 most eye-wateringly pricey Oscar dresses ever…
1. Grace Kelly, 1955
It may not seem much by today’s standards, but the aquamarine silk column dress worn by Grace Kelly to accept her Best Actress gong at the 1955 ceremony set the bar for expensive Oscar dresses. Designed by Edith Head, Grace had actually already worn the simple gown a year earlier at the New York premiere of The Country Girl. It goes down as one of the most-loved Oscar looks in history.
2. Keira Knightley, 2006
The custom-made taffeta Vera Wang gown, featuring a classic fishtail, worn by Keira made history – not just because it was so beautiful – and it was, but because she later donated it to Oxfam which auctioned it for £4,300.
3. Cate Blanchett, 2014
Cate’s entire Oscars 2014 look, including the gown, the shoes and the jewellery, came to a whopping $18.1 million. The stunning nude Armani Privé creation was embellished with hundreds of Swarovski crystals and cost sh9.1m alone.
4. Cate Blanchett, 2007
Stepping out in another breath-takingly expensive Armani Privé gown encrusted with Swarovski crystals, this gun metal gray, one-shoulder dress was worth a reported sh18.3m.
5. Kate Winslet, 2007
Cost: Almost sh9.1m
The mint-green Valentino creation Kate wore to the 2007 Academy Awards was reportedly worth around a hundred thousand dollars and was picked out by her daughter, Mia.
6. Charlize Theron, 2013
Cost: Around sh9.1m
This simple, structured gown was a perfect slice of Dior Couture. Though worth around sh9.1m on its own, the Harry Winston diamond cuffs added about $4 million to the value of the entire look.
7. Sandra Bullock
The actress, who was Oscar-nominated for her role in Gravity, won praise across the board for this midnight-blue Alexander McQueen gown, which cost a staggering sh3.6m. So simple, but so effective.
8. Anne Hathaway, 2011
This was the year Anne Hathaway and James Franco did a cringe-tastic job of hosting the Academy Awards. But let’s not allow that to overshadow the striking letterbox-red Valentino gown she chose for her red carpet entrance. Or, the Tiffany & Co. ‘Lucinda’ necklace she accessorised it with that cost a staggering ten million dollars.
9. Jessica Biel, 2014
It may look simple, but this beaded Chanel creation was worth sh9.1m. Stunning!
10. Nicole Kidman, 1997
Now, one of the most iconic Oscar dresses of all time. Nicole pushed boundaries when she wore the chartreuse chinoiserie-embroidered John Galliano for Christian Dior dress at the 1997 Academy Awards and made Galliano the red carpet king. The actress was reportedly paid $2m to wear the dress and other John Galliano creations throughout the year.
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