The Academy Awards red carpet arrivals this Sunday will undoubtedly leave their mark on fashion history for both the best and worst dressed.  Here SoJO looks back on some past gowns that wowed!

--Jessica Alba in Versace, 2009 --Nicole Kidman in Balenciaga, 2007

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--Michelle Williams in Vera Wang, 2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

--Charlize Theron in Vera Wang, 2000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

--Salma Hayek in Valentino, 2003

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

--Reese Witherspoon in Dior, 2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

--Gwyneth Paltrow in Ralph Lauren, 1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

--Jennifer Garner in Valentino, 2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

--Jennifer Lopez in Chanel, 2001

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

--Sarah Jessica Parker in Dior, 2009