The annual Oscars night is not only a celebration of the brilliance of motion pictures but also a real feast for haute couture foamers. This particular red carpet is a venue for all world-acclaimed designers to shine and vent all their creativity. Each of the below creations is a piece of art, yet just a few of them can make history. Take a glance at a selection of 18 of the Academy Awards night most memorable gowns!

1. Julia Roberts - Valentino, 2001

The design of the black velvet floor-length gown, trimmed in white piping and a stunning train, comes from Valentino’s 1992 couture collection. Julia Roberts, who took home the prize for Best Actress at the 73rd Academy Awards for Erin Brokovich role, has started a trend of implementing vintage dresses into red carpet.

2. Jennifer Lawrence - Dior, 2013

The 85th Academy Awards ceremony was a rightful place for young Jennifer Lawrence. Her pale pink gown including double train from Dior Couture, looked striking not only as the backdrop for her Oscar statue for the Best Actress performance in Silver Linings Playbook, but also during her graceful trip, while walking the steps to accept her it.

3. Halle Berry - Elie Saab, 2002

Semi-sheer, maroon and green sweeping gown from Elie Saab at the 73rd Academy Awards made all the headlines. This satin dress with a nifty net was designed definitely ahead of its time. The wonderfully picked attire was just a half success of Halle Berry - this evening the actress became the first African American woman to win the Academy Award for best actress following her performance in Monster’s Ball.

4. Hilary Swank - Guy Laroche, 2005

Guy Laroche’s backless dress was crafted from a 25 metres long sapphire jersey. Exposing Hilary Swank’s back, the gown from the 76th Academy Awards, highlighted the actress' femininity and fragility, and revealed her great makeover for her role in Clint Eastwood’s Million Dollar Baby. No wonder she arrived home in the accompaniment of a gold Oscar statue for the Best Actress performance.

5. Lupita Nyong'o - Prada, 2014

Lightweight and gauzy, pastel blue Prada dress was a truly show-stopping design. During the Oscars night, an owner of this draping gown was honoured with an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 12 years a slave.

6. Nicole Kidman - Balenciaga, 2007

A blood-red, body-hugging dress with a giant bow tie halter has gone down in the history of fashion as the quintessence of the elegance of the red carpet. No wonder, then, that at the Oscars in 2012, Emma Stone also opted for deep red, a mock neck and a maxi bow tied around her neck.

7. Grace Kelly - Edith Head, 1955

Grace Kelly, a symbol of the statuesque beauty, received in 1955 the statuette for the leading role in The Country Girl. Kelly chose a pastel green gown boasting a distinctive gathering at the bodice, designed by costume designer Edith Head.

8. Michelle Williams - Vera Wang, 2006

Michele Williams, in a delicate and airy mustard-colored dress by Vera Wang, showed that the red carpet is defined not only by trinkets and black and red colors.

9. Gwyneth Paltrow - Ralph Lauren, 1999

While there were as many critics of Gwyneth Paltrow's pink flared dress as supporters, her tasteful Barbie doll-inspired dress made a splash. That evening, the actress was awarded the statuette for the best leading actress for her role in Shakespeare in Love.

10. Cindy Crawford - Versace, 1991

This neckline cannot be wiped out of the memory! The stunning top model accompanied Richard Gere at the 63rd Academy Awards. It was the first time the couple had appeared in public together.

11. Angelina Jolie - Atelier Versace, 2012

Made entirely of noble, light-absorbing black velvet, the dress by Atelier Versace received a new lease of life thanks to the efforts the actress put into her red carpet presentations. Angelina Jolie's slender and alabaster-like leg, exposed by a high split in the dress, even has its own hashtag #AngelinasLeg. Nevertheless, the heavily draped off-the-shoulder gown has certainly made history as one of the highlights of the 2012 Academy Awards.

12. Jennifer Aniston - Valentino, 2013

A classic of the genre - Valentino's red, strapless A-dress has secured Jennifer Aniston a firm place in the list of Oscar's most iconic red carpet creations.

13. Lady Gaga - Brandon Maxwell, 2016

When Lady Gaga appeared on the red carpet of the 88th Academy Awards, the world was tongue tied, and among the audience and fellow actors, interrogative whispers could be heard: Who is this girl? Stefani Germanotta, dressed in a white jumpsuit with denuded shoulders, certainly showed how shocking her delicacy juxtaposed with elegance can be.

14. Amy Adams - Oscar de la Renta, 2013

The gray and silvery dress with a voluminous, jagged hem was created by Oscar de la Renta at the actress's special request. The design was inspired by a black and white photograph that Adams showed to the designer.

15. Farrah Fawcett - Stephen Burrows, 1978

When Farrah Fawcett and Marcello Mastroianni presented the Oscar for the creator of the best film editing, the eyes of the audience were focused on one person only. The flowing, lightweight and revealing golden metallic gown from Stephen Burrows is still hailed as one of the most memorable creations in Oscar-winning history.

16. Audrey Hepburn - Givenchy, 1954

Audrey Hepburn received the statuette for the best leading female role in Roman Holiday at the 26th Academy Awards in a flower-imbued white dress by Givenchy, with a belt accentuting her narrow waist.

17. Marilyn Monroe - garderoba 20th Century Fox, 1951

Wherever she appeared, all eyes were focused solely on her. It was no different during the 23rd Oscars night - Marylin Monroe stole the show in a lightweight and delicate, black tulle dress, which she selected from the wardrobe of 20th Century Fox studio.

18. Meryl Streep - Lanvin, 2012

She could not be omitted from this list! Hailed as an all-time actress Meryl Streep enraptured guests of the 84th Academy Awards with a golden Lanvin gown, while receiving her third award in her career for the female lead role.