With the 87th Academy Awards just around the corner, we’ve decided to compile a list of the 10 most expensive dresses ever worn to the Oscars. Getting ready for the Academy Awards can be a rather costly experience, especially if you are nominated for one of the top categories and want to look your absolute best in case you win the statuette. The thorough preparation includes jewelry, make-up, hairs styling, various beauty treatments and of course the key piece of the puzzle: the gown.
However, luckily for most actors, the gowns and jewelry worn to the ceremony are usually loaned to them in return for the advertising it involves for a firm. So, we could say that most garments used at the Oscars have a high advertising value on top of their actual worth. If you are into fashion make sure you check out our list on The 10 Most Expensive Dresses Ever Created.
Are you curious about the 10 most expensive dresses ever worn to the Oscars? Let’s take a look at the countdown.
10. Anne Hathaway at the 83rd Academy Awards
Hosting the Oscars is definitely a big deal, so when Anne Hathaway was assigned that prestigious task along with fellow actor James Franco in 2011, she went all out with her garments. Over the entire ceremony the actress changed her outfit eight times, but no attire was like the $80,000 red Valentino gown she walked the red carpet in.
9. Cate Blanchett at the 86th Academy Awards
Cate Blanchett’s breathtaking dress at last year’s Oscars was worth around $100,000. The Armani Privé nude gown she chose for the occasion was sleeveless and ornamented with hundreds of Swarovski crystals. As you probably remember, she won the Best Actress award for her performance in Blue Jasmine, an accolade she enjoyed in the impressive Armani dress.
8. Charlize Theron at the 85th Academy Awards
At the 2013 Oscars Charlize Theron looked simple and elegant in her Dior Couture gown. Although most were amazed by the price of her stunning jewelry, the white custom-made dress was quite expensive as well. $100,000 is the price to pay to look graceful and effortlessly beautiful like Charlize.
7. Jessica Biel at the 86th Academy Awards
Another $100,000 dress was the Chanel that Jessica Biel wore at the 2014 Oscars. Though many regarded her look as dull and too simple, there’s no denying that the gown was chic, tasteful and red carpet appropriate.
6. Kate Winslet at the 79th Academy Awards
The Valentino creation chose by Kate Winslet to attend the 2007 Oscars was also priced around $100,000. The mint-green gown was one-shouldered, subtle and classy, and it got her the title of best dressed on many magazines and websites.