This Sunday a months long parade of high fashion culminates at Hollywood’s biggest night — The Oscars. Vera has a long history on the Red Carpet at the event so we’re taking a look back at standout moments from three different decades. With commentary from fashion insiders, the actresses, and V herself, you can see these three looks are all unique, but distinctly Vera.
Holly Hunter – 1994 Winner Actress in a Leading Role – The Piano
Hunter flew to New York twice in one week for fittings. Hunter later told InStyle, “I still have that dress. And my Oscar tickets and the envelope, because (presenter) Al Pacino gave it to me.”
“… she said, ‘Vera, I don’t want people to see me as this character, as a spinster whose husband doesn’t even want her.’ I think it still looks good today. It’s stood the test of time. It helped that her body was insane. She was cut and still is. She has one of the most rocking athletic bodies.” – Vera to Style.com
Michelle Williams – 2006 Nominee Actress in a Supporting Role – Brokeback Mountain
“This is one of those red-carpet dresses that superseded its immediate purpose, becoming, ultimately, a “moment” extending well past the Kodak (now Dolby) Theatre. What we’re saying: Williams spun legend in this Vera Wang home run.” – Vogue’s Oscars’ Best-Dressed Actresses
“She just had the baby, Matilda, was breast-feeding, and she wanted to go in a deconstructed dress, although there was real construction for her underneath. It was a strange color. That was very much not my decision. That was her decision, and Kate Young’s decision, to go with that color. But I think the great effect of it was that color, and the red lip.” - Vera to Style.com
Viola Davis – 2012 Nominee Actress in a Leading Role – The Help
“The Best Actress nominee was a style winner in rich emerald. ‘She did right by me’” said the actress about Vera to Instyle.
“So honored and thrilled to be dressing the sublime Viola Davis for the Academy Awards!! Her talent and beauty blows me away.” – Vera on the night of the awards.