For most celebrities, there’s a certain red carpet moment that will always be remembered as their most iconic of all time. Sometimes this is because the dress they wore broke fashion boundaries and made a statement, or because the red carpet moment marked a milestone in their career. Whatever the reason, certain dresses have stood the test of time and will always be remembered as the ones that put a select few Hollywood stars on the map. Follow along as we retrace 15 iconic dresses that launched these celebrities into stardom:
15. Julia Roberts — 2001
In 2001, Julia Roberts accepted her award for Best Actress wearing a vintage Valentino dress from 1982. After three nominations, she finally accepted the award for Best Actress for her performance in Erin Brokovitch. This night was monumental in Roberts’ career, which is why her dress is one that no one could forget. The sleek shape, monochromatic detailing, and dramatic tulle skirt are truly iconic.