The 92nd Academy Awards ceremony will take place on Sunday 9 February, at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre, heralding the end of awards season.

Since its inauguration in 1929, the Oscars has been eagerly watched by devoted cinephiles but, over the years, it has also become one of the most-anticipated events for fashion aficionados.

Among Hollywood’s brightest stars walking the red carpet in front of millions of viewers, the strongest candidates set themselves up to be sartorially scrutinised and battle it out for the evening’s most hotly contested accolade; that of the best dressed. 

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From Audrey Hepburn’s timeless take on formal dressing in the 50s to the fully-fledged glamour of the likes of Nicole Kidman in the 90s and today’s dazzling ensembles from Lupita Nyong’o and Emma Stone, the Academy Awards provides the perfect platform for A-listers and designer brands alike to celebrate the symbiotic relationship between film and fashion.

In recent years, awards season has been dominated by the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements. However, while attendees were encouraged to come together in support of the movements via all-black ensembles at the Golden Globes and the Baftas, no such dress code was issued at the Oscars.

Ahead of this year’s ceremony, we’ve rounded up our pick of Oscar outfits that have earned a special place in fashion history below:

You can find the full list of 2020 Oscar nominations here

The evening will be broadcast live on ABC in the US and on Sky in the UK. 

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