13+ Times Celebrity’s Wardrobe Became Revolution to Fashion Industry

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Once, the Oscars adhered strictly to sartorial guidelines. Men donned classic black tuxedos, while women graced the event in elegant ball gowns. Yet, with the passing years, these regulations have relaxed significantly. Today, the red carpet welcomes celebrities adorned in T-shirts and even mismatched wardrobes, forsaking the need for meticulously coiffed hair.

1. Juliette Binoche

Juliette Binoche’s outfit in 1997 can hardly be called a dress. The velvet robe was something in between a dress and a coat. Binoche’s unusual look was remembered by guests and journalists who attended the event and was even among one of the worst Oscar dresses ever. However, Binoche deserves credit for her courage.

2. Halle Berry

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Many actresses appear at the Oscars with lifted hairstyles or neat curls. At the 2002 Academy Awards, Halle Berry attracted attention with her bright dress and a short pixie haircut that became iconic.

3. Sarah Jessica Parker

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Sarah Jessica Parker, famous for her role as Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City, is known for her unique fashion sense. Carrie wears mismatched Christian Louboutin sandals in one memorable scene, sparking a trend. Sarah has continued this trend in real life, often wearing mismatched shoes that pay homage to her character.

This trend, once seen as unconventional, has now become fashionable, with many celebrities adopting it. Parker remains a trendsetter, as in 2016, she wore custom shoes with mismatched brooches from her collection. This choice showcases her individuality and distinctive style.

4. Frances McDormand

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Frances McDormand, who starred in Nomadland, is known for her easy attitude toward her red-carpet looks. In 2019, she presented an Oscar to Olivia Coleman wearing a pair of yellow Birkenstocks. The actress stays true to her principles: this year, McDormand appeared on the red carpet in a laconic black dress without any makeup (she doesn’t ever use it) and without her hair styled.

5. Amy Adams


Amy Adams, like many celebrities, embraced the mismatched shoe trend. Back in 2018, she chose a sleek black Calvin Klein by Appointment dress with a plunging neckline, long sleeves, and a full skirt. She confidently sported Raf Simons’ edgy crystal-strap Camelle sandals from his fall ’17 collection for Calvin Klein to complete her look.

These captivating sandals haven’t been limited to Amy; stars such as Selena Gomez, Naomie Harris, Margot Robbie, Nicole Kidman, and Kelly Rowland have also embraced them. Notably, these iconic sandals were crafted by Simons for his groundbreaking debut collection at Calvin Klein, adding an extra layer of allure to the trend.

6. Irina Shayk

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Many celebrities often choose clothes and jewelry valued at tens of thousands of dollars for essential events. But some stars, like model Irina Shayk, challenge this rule.

At the 2014 Liga de Futbol Profesional Awards, she appeared in a red, floor-length dress from the mass market brand Love Republic. In the past, ordinary women tried to make dresses similar to those they saw on celebrities. Now anyone can afford to buy an exact copy of the dress worn by recognized trendsetters like this model.

7. Harry Styles

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Harry Styles stands as a trailblazing fashion icon of our era. His wardrobe, whether a tailored Gucci masterpiece or a boundary-pushing Harris Reed dress, redefines traditional style norms. With a fearless attitude, Styles effortlessly navigates the fusion of masculine and feminine elements, resulting in a radiant and distinctive persona.

His fashion choices are more than trends; they spark vital cultural dialogues, setting him apart from the usual fashion-forward crowd or mere entries on a men’s best-dressed roster.

8. Helen Mirren

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In 2013, Helen Mirren arrived at the premiere of the film RED 2 in a modest emerald dress with huge platform heels that peeked out flirtatiously. The 76-year-old actress has long had a love for such shoes. Later, she confessed that she bought these shoes for just $39 at a Hollywood boutique.

Mirren’s looks prove the fact that age boundaries have been widened. Just a couple of decades ago, ladies of an elegant age would prefer more classic outfits. The fashion industry has to follow these trends.

9. Chloé Zhao

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Nowadays, you’ll hardly be surprised by anyone who combines a fancy dress and sporty shoes. Many people know that Chloé Zhao received her golden statuette wearing an ensemble featuring these exact elements. As it turns out, she made this choice not because she loves comfort. There is an important message hiding behind her Hermès dress and white sneakers.

According to the creative director of Hermès, the purpose of clothes is to provide confidence and resilience, which corresponds to Zhao’s personality. Chloé Zhao decided to stick to a simple style at the ceremony: she wore 2 braids and barely any makeup.

10. Timothée Chalamet


It seems that men don’t want to wear classic suits anymore, and Timothée Chalamet is one of them. At the 2019 Venice Film Festival, the actor appeared in an elegant silver Haider Ackermann suit with a belt. Together, the designer and actor looked for bold, free forms of elegance that reflected his personality.

11. Jennifer Aniston, 1999

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Jennifer Aniston is an established style icon. Her outfits combine simplicity and charm, and they are easy to create. In 1999, the actress appeared at the Emmy Awards in a luxurious dress, the top of which was decorated with sequins.

It’s worth mentioning that she skillfully combined her evening dress with a beachy hairstyle. This combination created a trend of combining evening gowns with loose hairdos.

12. Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts calls herself unfashionable, however, she often appears in spectacular and memorable outfits at red-carpet events. The actress is distinguished not only by her lush hair and signature smile but also by her courage. At the 1990 Golden Globes, she arrived wearing an oversized Armani suit. “It doesn’t matter how much you dress it up or bejewel it, it’s still you, and I feel like at the end of the day, I have to feel like I’m myself,” Roberts commented on her choice.

13. Questlove

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The musician and DJ Questlove attracted much attention due to one outfit detail. Golden Crocs complemented his loose black trousers and shirt of the same color. This provocative footwear made the look appear less official and added some freedom to it.

14. Sharon Stone

Sharon Stone violated the unwritten red carpet rules twice. In 1996, it happened by accident. The actress planned to appear in a Vera Wang evening gown at the ceremony. However, the box with the dress fell out of the truck upon delivery. A few seconds later, the hapless courier backed up over it. The incident happened the day before the Oscars.

The actress was helped by Ellen Mirojnick, who was her Basic Instinct costume designer. She created a gorgeous ensemble of an Armani tuxedo dress, a Valentino skirt, and a simple black turtleneck by Gap.

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The outfit made a splash, and 2 years later, Stone decided to combine luxury clothes with mass-market items again. She complimented a long Vera Wang skirt with a classic white shirt by Gap. By the way, the shirt belonged to Stone’s then-husband, Phil Bronstein.

15. Elsa Hosk


Supermodel Elsa Hosk effortlessly commanded the spotlight when she graced the Pot-Au-Feu premiere donned in a mesmerizing optical illusion dress. The creation, a masterpiece by Viktor & Rolf, first captivated hearts on the Haute Couture Fashion Week. This design is nothing short of a deconstructed marvel.

With the evolution of fashion rules and beauty ideals, what aspect of this transformation resonates most with you?

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