Lady Gaga's Meat Dress At The 2010 MTV VMAs
Pop sensation Lady Gaga disrupted all notions of "acceptable" award show fashion when she hit the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards black carpet in a dress made entirely of raw beef, designed by Franc Fernandez and styled by Nicola Formichetti. While the "meat dress" was condemned by animal rights groups, Gaga later explained on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" that the dress was a statement about fighting for one's own rights, saying, "If we don't fight for our rights pretty soon, we're going to have as much rights as the meat on our own bones. And, I am not a piece of meat."
The dress is currently on display at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame after being dried and preserved by taxidermists.
Cate Blanchett In Couture At The 2011 Academy Awards
Over the last decade, very few stars have come close to matching Cate Blanchett's picture perfect style at the 2011 Academy Awards. While the actress did not take home any awards that evening, she did make just about every Best Dressed list in this Givenchy Spring 2011 Couture gown in a lilac chiffon material with pearl detailing and subtle yellow contrasting. She matched the look with Van Cleef & Arpels jewels and a feminine blonde bob. Speaking with InStyle about the gown, the actress said she was most intrigued by the colours, explaining, "I couldn’t believe it when I saw it in real life."
Jennifer Lawrence's Red Hot 2011 Oscars Debut
That same night at the 2011 Oscars, an emerging Jennifer Lawrence made her Academy Award debut with a Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama nomination for her role in "Winter's Bone". Despite her status as a rising star, J-Law stunned like a seasoned red carpet veteran in a sleek Calvin Klein Collection dress, designed by Francisco Costa. The simple and classic fit marked the perfect introduction for the first-time nominee and blonde bombshell, who has since become a high-fashion Dior darling and one of Hollywood's best dressed.
Kate Middleton In McQueen At Her 2011 Royal Wedding
No single detail stood out more at the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's Royal Wedding in 2011 than Kate Middleton's Alexander McQueen wedding gown from designer Sarah Burton. Made of delicate hand-cut English and Chantilly lace, the dress merged both royal tradition and a modern sense of style. The gown was accompanied by a veil with embroidered flowers, Robinson Pelham earrings gifted from her parents and a Cartier halo tiara borrowed from Queen Elizabeth II. The approximately 8.85-foot long train also launched Duchess Kate's younger sister, Pippa Middleton, into stardom as she followed her sister and held the train.
Following the Royal Wedding, the dress was put on display for viewers to admire up close at Buckingham Palace.
Angelina Jolie's Leg Slit At The 2012 Academy Awards
Over the past decade, no one has quite mastered the high leg slit like Angelina Jolie, who now-famously flashed her long leg while resting one hand on her hip in a black Atelier Versace gown at the 2012 Academy Awards. Since then, the actress has been dubbed the mother of the red carpet slit with many stars embracing this flattering photo pose. Reflecting on the moment years later, Jolie reportedly said at the "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" premiere in Los Angeles that she was originally presented with a "more complicated" dress, but chose this more "comfortable" option.
Kim Kardashian's Couch Dress At The 2013 Met Gala
It's difficult to forget Kim Kardashian's famous floral dress, which the then-pregnant reality TV star wore to her first Met Gala with husband Kanye West in 2013. Designed by Riccardo Tisci, the later dubbed "couch dress" made waves on the Internet as a meme with many viewers comparing it to Robin Williams' character in "Mrs. Doubtfire" or a couch. Later breaking down the look in a video with Vogue, Kardashian admitted that the designer had also made her an all-black version, but encouraged her -- along with Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour -- to wear the floral design. Kardashian said she "was crying the whole way home" after seeing the memes, but now loves the dress for its "vision." In 2015, she poked fun at herself and revisited the dress as her costume for Halloween.
Lupita Nyong'o In Blue At The 2014 Academy Awards
There is no question that Lupita Nyong'o was one of the best dressed stars at the Academy Awards in 2014. The "12 Years A Slave" actress, who nabbed an Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, looked every bit the award winner in a custom plunging and pleated Prada gown in a striking pale blue tone -- which she described to Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet as a "Nairobi blue," reminiscent of her hometown as a child in Kenya. Styled by Micaela Erlanger, Nyong'o completed the look with a gold headband, making her look every bit the fairytale princess.
Rihanna's Cupcake Gown At The 2015 Grammy Awards
Out of all the memorable Rihanna looks from the past decade, none stand out quite like the "cupcake dress." The R&B songstress and Fenty designer, who has become known for pushing the boundaries and asserting style trends, quite literally halted the 2015 Grammy Awards when she arrived just minutes before the show began in a billowing, bubblegum pink dress straight off the Giambattista Valli Haute Couture spring 2015 runway at Haute Couture Week. While Rihanna has become known for her sultry, skin-bearing red carpet looks, this dress presented fans with a look at the singer's sweet and feminine side. During the show, the gown also spawned a series of online memes with people comparing it to a cupcake or loofah.
Beyonce's Naked Dress At The 2015 Met Gala
Over the past decade, we've seen many celebrities embrace the "naked dress" trend on the red carpet -- including even Rihanna who showed up nearly naked in a crystal-embellished gown at the CFDA Awards in 2014 -- but nothing quite compares to Beyonce, who wore a completely sheer Givenchy gown with perfectly placed multi-coloured crystals, to the Met Gala in 2015. Queen B paired the look with a high side ponytail -- and her perfected back arch on the Met steps was enough to shut the carpet down.
Miley Cyrus' WTF Moment At The 2015 MTV VMAs
If there is one thing we have learned about Miley Cyrus over the last decade it is that she can't stop and she won't stop. In a look that fans will surely not forget anytime soon, the pop singer hit the silver carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2015 in an outrageous silver futuristic one-piece by Atelier Versace. The look, which included harness straps and a barely-there chandelier skirt, was accompanied by faux dreads and silver high heel moon boots. And with a total of nine outfit changes that night, there is no question that Cyrus truly outdid herself as one of the wildest MTV VMAs hosts.
A Time For Solidarity At The 2018 Golden Globes
Hollywood made a powerful statement at the Golden Globe Awards in 2018 as both men and women stepped out wearing all-black to protest sexual harassment and raise awareness for gender equality and the Time's Up movement. Among the stars at the forefront of the movement were Natalie Portman, America Ferrera and Emma Stone -- who was joined by renowned tennis player Billie Jean King.
Addressing the moment while accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award, Oprah Winfrey said, "I want all the girls watching here now to know that a new day is on the horizon. And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say ‘me too’ again."
Blake Lively In Versace At The 2018 Met Gala
Jaws dropped when Blake Lively closed the 2018 Met Gala carpet in this stunning Versace gown, which reportedly took over 600 hours to create. The ornate and striking gown included a jewel-encrusted corset and dramatic ruby train with gold detailing, which perfectly encapsulated the evening's "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination" theme. The actress finished off the regal look with emerald earrings and a halo-like crown. Ahead of the event, Lively was able to keep the dress under wraps, stepping onto the carpet in a decorated bathrobe.
Speaking with Vogue, Lively called the gown her "favourite dress ever."
Meghan Markle's 2018 Royal Wedding Reception
Over recent years, all eyes have been on Meghan Markle and, in particular, her style. While the Duchess of Sussex's wedding gown from Givenchy creative director Clare Waight Keller received mixed reviews, it was Meghan's evening reception dress custom made by Stella McCartney that everyone seemed to agree upon. The second bridal gown was minimal and elegant with its halter neckline and silk crepe material. The Duchess matched the dress with white satin Aquazurra heels and paid tribute to Princess Diana with her aquamarine ring.
Billy Porter's Tuxedo Gown At The 2019 Oscars
No one has pushed the envelope when it comes to fashion over the last decade quite like Billy Porter. The "Pose" star made a grand fashion statement in a custom velvet Christian Siriano tuxedo dress when he stepped out at the 2019 Academy Awards. Blurring the lines between masculine and feminine, Porter explained to Vogue why he chose challenge the award show dress code.
"When you’re black and you’re gay, one’s masculinity is in question," Porter told Vogue. "Now I’m in a space where, being on 'Pose', I’m invited to red carpets and I have something to say through clothes. My goal is to be a walking piece of political art every time I show up. To challenge expectations."
Jennifer Lopez's Reimagined 2019 Versace Gown
In one of the most unforgettable style moments of the decade, Jennifer Lopez paid tribute to the green jungle-inspired Versace gown that she wore to the Grammy Awards in 2000 -- the same dress which launched Google Images. In a moment of shock and surprise, the pop icon amazed front row viewers at the Versace Spring 2020 during Milan Fashion Week as she closed the runway in a sultry replica of the palm-print dress.
There's something to be said for this iconic green dress, which has remained a memorable look for nearly two decades. Sharing a video to her YouTube channel while getting fitted for the show, JLo told Versace, "Make sure the lighting out there makes my legs look good."