Magazine article Variety

More Iconic Moments

Magazine article Variety

More Iconic Moments

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For better or for worse, there are some moments that will forever go down in red carpet history.

* Janet Gaynor received the first-ever actress Oscar in 1929 in a simple knee-length dress, writes author Bronwyn Cosgrave in her book 'Made for Each Other: Fashion and the Academy Awards,' adding that she changed into it after a long day of working on the Fox lot.

* Angry at Jack Warner and Warner Bros., where she was under contract, author Cosgrave writes that Bette Davis purposely donned an ill-fitting dress the night she accepted her 1935 Oscar for "Dangerous." She did not make the same mistake when she won for 1938's "Jezebel:

* Thank goodness for nude lining, or audiences would have seen a lot more than they'd bargained for when Barbra Streisand and her Arnold Scassi-designed sheer, glittery pantsuit came onstage to accept her lead actress Oscar for 1968's "Funny Girl."

* Diane Keaton's "Annie Hall" costumes were based on her actual menswear-incorporating wardrobe - so it shouldn't be so much of a surprise that she wore this look to accept her lead actress Oscar in 1978. …

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