Talley dazzles with Oscar fashions

Jan 30, 2007 by Ian Evans

Vogue editor-at-large AndrĂ© Leon Talley curated “A Celebration of Oscar® Fashion” which showcased gowns worn by nominees, winners and presenters at the Academy Awards over the years.

“We searched high and low to find the best-of-the-best gowns worn over the years,” said Talley. “Of course, we wanted Cher’s infamous black Bob Mackie – that dress made history all on its own. And who could forget Charlize Theron in that shimmering gold Gucci that she wore when she won the Oscar for Monster?”

The idea for the retrospective came from 79th Academy Awards producer Laura Ziskin. “I have vivid memories of the actresses first appearing in their gowns,” said Ziskin. “In those moments, they were perfect. Those moments can’t be re-created, but the dresses are little pieces of history, and we wanted to remind people of them.”

The event represented a collection of gowns worn over the past few decades, including gowns worn by Cher, Annette Bening, Ingrid Bergman, Halle Berry, Cate Blanchett, Geena Davis, Edith Head, Angelina Jolie, Keira Knightley, Sophia Loren, Barbra Streisand, Elizabeth Taylor and Charlize Theron.