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Gwyneth Paltrow

That 1999 prom dress looks gorgeous compared to this creation for the 2002 Oscars. Bad luck, Paltrow. [Photo: Vince Bucci/Getty]

The 20 most unforgettable Oscar dresses

Tanya Edwards

Walking the red carpet at the Academy Awards is a journey fraught with the pressures of an international broadcast watched by millions. One fashion misstep, and you’re on the cover of every tabloid in the world.

But who’s to say that’s a bad thing? Not us. We’re here for the risk-takers, the style mavens, and the women who choose something other than yet another red column gown. Here’s to unforgettable Oscar looks! Click through for the looks everyone talked about.

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