Halle Berry, Academy Awards, Oscars 2002, Best Dresses

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Some of the most monumental fashion moments in history didn't happen on the runway, but rather on Hollywood's biggest night—the Oscars.

It's the one awards show where viewers are just as interested in the winners as they are the red carpet fashion. While it's true that celebrities dress to the nines during awards season, there's just something special about the Oscars.

Fans will recall Hilary Swank's simple, yet striking blue Guy Laroche dress at the 2005 Oscars. She took home the Best Actress award for Million Dollar Baby but people couldn't stop talking about that open-back, silk jersey gown.

Notably, Halle Berry's Oscar win was unforgettable for many reasons. She was the first black woman to win the Best Actress award, which she won in 2002 for Monster's Ball. Aside from her historical win, her Oscar-winning dress instantly became iconic and it arguably put designer, Elie Saab, on the map.

In fact, if you type "Halle Berry Oscars" into Google, "Halle Berry Oscars dress" automatically populates.

That's the kind of power the Oscars have when it comes to fashion.

From Lady Gaga's effortlessly elegant white pantsuit-dress at the 2016 ceremony to Ava Gardner's silver sequins gown at the 32nd Annual Academy Awards, the star-studded event is full of glitz, glamour and more.

To see the best dresses to grace the Academy Awards red carpet, keep scrolling through our gallery.

Halle Berry, Academy Awards, Oscars 2002, Best Dresses

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Penelope Cruz, Academy Awards, Oscars 2007, Best Dresses

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Viola Davis, Academy Awards, Oscars 2018, Best Dresses

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Ava Gardner, Academy Awards, Oscars 1960, Best Dresses

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Janelle Monae, 2017 Oscars, Academy Awards, Arrivals

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Margot Robbie, Academy Awards, Oscars 2016, Best Dresses

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Hilary Swank, Academy Awards, Oscars 2005, Best Dresses

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Diana Ross, Academy Awards, Oscars 1982, Best Dresses

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Gina Rodriguez, Academy Awards, Oscars 2018, Best Dresses

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Nicole Kidman, Academy Awards, Oscars 2007, Best Dresses

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Zoe Saldana, Academy Awards, Oscars 2015, Best Dresses

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Lupita Nyongo, Academy Awards, Oscars 2014, Best Dresses

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Jennifer Lopez, Academy Awards, Oscars 2015, Best Dresses

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Debbie Allen, Academy Awards, Oscars 1982, Best Dresses

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Lady Gaga, Academy Awards, Oscars 2016, Best Dresses

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Cher, Academy Awards, Oscars 1988, Best Dresses

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Salma Hayek, Academy Awards, Oscars 2006, Best Dresses

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Meryl Streep, Academy Awards, Oscars 2012, Best Dresses

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Reese Witherspoon, Academy Awards, Oscars 2006, Best Dresses

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Julia Roberts, Academy Awards, Oscars 2001, Best Dresses

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Audrey Hepburn, Academy Awards, Oscars 1954, Best Dresses

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Don't miss the star-studded awards show on Feb. 24. We have a feeling the red carpet is going to be just as remarkable as the event itself.

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