15 Most Memorable Red Carpet Looks of the 2000sPublished on August 14, 2013. Updated September 20, 2016
Some of the world’s most renowned celebrities have graced red carpets over the years in some of the most iconic dresses of all time. Awards seasons come and go each year but some of the most memorable red carpet looks will stay with us forever. The following 15 looks will go down in history as the most memorable. Take a look and see if you remember the moment these women stepped onto the red carpet in these infamous outfits. Can you guess which look topped our list?
15. Kate Hudson, SAG Awards 2010
Kate Hudson made jaws drop at the 2010 SAG Awards when she showed up in this chic white dress by Pucci. The gown looked sleek and elegant from the front and sexy and bold from the back. Kate finished the look with a white gold and diamond Cartier necklace draped down her back.
14. Penelope Cruz, Oscars 2007
Penelope Cruz was the definition of elegance in this blush feathered Versace gown, which she wore to the 2007 Oscars. The dress hugged Cruz’s tiny frame perfectly and her understated jewels gave the gown the attention it deserved.
13. Jessica Alba, Oscars 2006
Jessica Alba embodied the Oscars as she walked the red carpet of the 2006 Academy Awards in this figure-hugging gold Versace number. The award-winning look topped countless best-dressed lists last year and remains one of the most memorable looks of all time.
12. Halle Berry, Oscars 2002
Halle Berry showed up to the 2002 Oscars wearing this sexy sheer Elie Saab number. The floral design was strategically placed over Berry’s notable assets, leaving just enough to the imagination.
11. Bjork, Oscars 2001
Sometimes, a particular look is memorable for all the wrong reasons. Such is the case with Bjork circa the 2001 Oscars. This dress will go down in history as one of the most memorable. Unfortunately, it’s one of the most hideous dresses to ever grace a red carpet. The fake swan wrapped around her neck was rightfully deemed by many as a desperate plea for attention. Love it or hate it, you can’t deny it’s memorable.
10. Gwyneth Paltrow, Oscars 2012
Gwyneth is no stranger to the red carpet but, over the years, has landed on countless best and worst dressed lists. This white Tom Ford gown secured her a top spot on many Oscars Best Dressed lists of 2012. The chic white cape added to the sophisticated look, which was appreciated by fashionistas all around the world.
9. Mila Kunis, SAG Awards 2013
Mila looked fiery hot in this red Alexander McQueen number at the 2013 SAG Awards. The colors complimented her skin tone perfectly and her subtle jewelry and flowing locks made the outfit look comfortable and sexy.
8. Keira Knightley, Pirates of the Caribbean Premiere 2003
Keira Knightley is known for her bold fashion choices but no look could cause as much of a stir as the one she donned at the Pirates of the Caribbean Premiere in 2003. The daring actress stepped onto the red carpet wearing tight jeans and a white top that showed off her toned midriff. The look was controversial, which obviously made it memorable as well.
7. Jennifer Lawrence, Oscars 2013
Jennifer Lawrence took home the award for Best Actress at the 2013 Oscars but she also took home the award for Best Dressed. This gorgeous Dior Couture dress hugged the Hunger Games actress in all the right places and gave her the princess look she deserves.
6. Jessica Chastain, Oscars 2012
Jessica Chastain stole the show at the 2012 Oscars when she showed up in this intricately designed Alexander McQueen dress and Harry Winston jewels. The red-haired beauty looked phenomenal and was the top choice for most of the best dressed lists from the event.
5. Angelina Jolie, Cannes Film Festival 2007
Angelina Jolie lit up the red carpet of the 2007 Cannes Film Festival in this bright yellow floor-length gown. The look was so memorable it became the inspiration for Jolie’s wax figure, now featured at the Madame Tussauds Museum in Hollywood.
4. Julia Roberts, Oscars 2001
Julia Roberts’ 2001 vintage black and white Valentino gown will go down as one of the most celebrated dresses of all time. In fact, the dress looked so fabulous on Roberts that the Italian designer described seeing Julia in this dress as one of the highlights of his career.
3. Hilary Swank, Oscars 2005
Hilary Swank stole the show on the Oscars red carpet in 2005. The iconic dress looks sophisticated and simple from the front but reveals a daringly low back from behind. Needless to say, Hilary worked the red carpet unlike any other star that year.
2. Angelina Jolie, Oscars 2012
Angelina Jolie has had her fair share of memorable red carpet looks but no look was more iconic than this black Versace gown with a thigh-high slit. The renowned actress wore the iconic dress to the 2012 Oscars, accessorizing with Neil lane jewels and bold red lipstick.
1. Jennifer Lopez, Grammys 2000
When you think back to the most memorable red carpet looks of all time, do you automatically think of this plunging green Versace dress that Jennifer Lopez wore to the 2000 Grammys? We do! This strategically designed dress garnered so much attention that over a decade later people are still talking about it. Now that’s memorable!