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Versace: Why No Red Carpet Would Be Complete Without It

Feb 17 2014 - 2:45pm

It's hard to not get excited the moment we spot a Versace [1] dress on the red carpet. Between its often eye-catching embellishment, vibrant color, and daringly sexy silhouette, it's safe to say that each Versace dress is a form of entertainment in and of itself. And whether you want to look at a bevy of beautiful gowns or would rather relive some of the most notorious moments in award season history (Angelina's right leg, anybody?), we've rounded up the most Versace-est Versace moments to happen on the red carpet.

Kate Hudson in Versace at the Academy Awards

This might just be one of our all-time favorite romantic red carpet looks.

Jennifer Aniston in Versace at the London Premiere of The Break-Up

A gray strapless Versace [2] dress is a safe bet for a winning red carpet look.

Kate Hudson at the Premiere of Something Borrowed

Kate Hudson [3] glowed in her yellow empire gown at the premiere of Something Borrowed.

Beyoncé in Versace at the MTV Video Music Awards

It's no secret that Versace [4] is a go-to brand for sexy gowns. Case in point: Beyoncé's black-and-white number that she wore to the MTV Video Music Awards in 2006.

Halle Berry in Versace at the Golden Globe Awards

No Versace [5] dress — not even one with as much to look at as this one — is safe from strategically placed cutouts.

Blake Lively in Versace at the Met Gala

Paging Angelina Jolie [6]'s leg! You might have some competition.

Uma Thurman in Versace at the Cannes International Film Festival

Feathers have never looked so good.

Jennifer Lopez in Versace at the Grammy Awards

Leave it to Donatella to design a combination minidress and gown — perfect Grammys attire, if you ask Jennifer Lopez [7].

Charlize Theron in Versace at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party

Charlize Theron [8] burst onto the red carpet of the Vanity Fair Oscars party in her one-shoulder white Versace [9] dress.

Angelina Jolie in Versace at the Oscars

Who could forget the debut of Angelina Jolie [10]'s leg, thanks to her sexy and chic black Versace [11] gown.

Selena Gomez in Versace at the Billboard Music Awards

Selena's Versace [12] gown got a futuristic vibe, thanks to its artistic cutout and bands of Day-Glo trim.

Demi Moore in Versace at the Oscars

Demi's deconstructed Versace [13] gown was a fabulously feminine option for the Academy Awards.

Lady Gaga in Versace at the American Music Awards

What a way to make an entrance! Lady Gaga [14] re-created one of her advertisements for Versace [15] when she arrived to the American Music Awards in a purple gown by the brand.

Anne Hathaway in Versace at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party

Anne Hathaway [16] was a romantic beauty in red Versace [17] at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party in 2011.

Cindy Crawford in Versace at the Walk of Style Awards

Cindy Crawford [18] was not afraid of wearing a sexy purple dress for the Walk of Style Awards.

Blake Lively in Versace at the Emmys

A stunning red dress with a plunging neckline? It must be Versace [19]!

Naomi Campbell in Versace at the Walk of Style Awards

What else but a silvery Versace [20] gown would be appropriate to celebrate Gianni and Donatella Versace being awarded a Rodeo Drive Walk of Style award?

Jessica Alba in Versace at the British Academy Film Awards

Can we all agree that Jessica Alba [21] looks good in blue?

Salma Hayek in Versace at the Oscars

Even in a floor-length gown, Salma still sizzles!

January Jones in Versace at the Met Gala

To celebrate the opening of Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations, January Jones [22] turned to none other than Versace [23] for an eye-catching red carpet look.

Diane Kruger in Versace at the Inglourious Basterds LA Premiere

We consider this to be the ultimate update to the LBD.

Jennifer Garner in Versace at the GQ Man of the Year Awards

Jennifer Garner [24] stayed sexy for the GQ Man of the Year Awards in a deep purple Versace [25] minidress.

Gisele Bündchen in Versace at the Met Gala

Gisele showed a softer side to sexiness in a satin Versace [26] gown at the Met Gala, which celebrated the exhibition Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy.

Penélope Cruz in Versace at the Toronto International Film Festival

Don't be fooled by its baby pink color! A dress with a slit that sexy is made for partying.

Penélope Cruz at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party

A golden statue makes the best accessory for a Versace [27] gown.

Kate Hudson in Versace at the Raising Helen Premiere

Versace [28] even knows how to make a fairy-tale princess gown incredibly sexy.

January Jones in Versace at the Emmys

It's hard not to fall in love with the architectural detailing on January Jones [29]'s stunning white gown.

Eva Longoria in Versace at the Cannes International Film Festival

For a more sculptural red carpet statement, Eva Longoria [30] opted for this dramatic fishtail gown.

Kate Hudson in Versace at the Golden Globe Awards

An embellished gown and a plunging neckline make for a serious red carpet statement.

Halle Berry in Versace at the Oscars

This dress is just as much of a showstopper now as it will be 20 years from now.

Charlize Theron at the Venice Film Festival

Metallic geometric designs on Charlize Theron [31]'s Versace [32] gown gave this number a subtle dose of drama.

January Jones in Versace at the Golden Globe Awards

January Jones [33] was the lady in red, thanks to her Versace [34] gown — with very strategically placed cutouts — at the Golden Globe Awards.

Naomi Campbell in Versace at the Cannes International Film Festival

Naomi Campbell [35] kind of looks like Big Bird here — and we absolutely love it.

Jessica Biel in Versace at the Met Gala

We don't know which part of Jessica's structured dress we like more: its expert seam work, high-low hem, or incredibly vibrant shade of red!

Lady Gaga in Versace at the American Music Awards

What else would the face of Versace [36] wear to an award show but a silvery gown by the label?

Elizabeth Banks in Versace at the Met Gala

Yes, Versace [37] can even add a glam side to punk style, as shown by Elizabeth Banks at the Met Gala honoring the exhibition Punk: Chaos to Couture.

Kate Hudson in Versace at the Venice Film Festival

Kate (and Versace) prove that a nude gown can be anything but boring.

Nicole Kidman in Versace at the Golden Globes

We were stunned by this studded beauty.

Gwyneth Paltrow in Versace at the CMA Awards

Gwyneth showed her love of ombré — and sexy cutouts — in a beautifully draped gown by Atelier Versace [38] at the CMA Awards.

Halle Berry in Versace at the Oscars

We were really hoping that Halle Berry [39]'s Oscars dress would usher in a new dynasty of '80s dressing.

Diane Kruger in Versace at the Cannes International Film Festival

How do you add sexiness to a little red dress? Add laces to its side.

Jennifer Aniston in Versace at the People's Choice Awards

Jennifer showed that the perfect accessory for a Versace [40] dress is a People's Choice Award.

Kate Hudson in Versace at the Nine Premiere

Ruffles have never looked so chic.

Beyoncé in Versace at the MTV Europe Music Awards

It's hard to deny how cool Beyoncé looked in her Versace [41] gown, which was angular up top and softly draped down below.

January Jones in Versace at the Emmys

This dress is like the chicest version of a mullet ever.

Kate Hudson in Versace at the Skeleton Key Premiere

If we called this look sheer perfection, would that be too much?

Penélope Cruz in Versace at the Oscars

It didn't take much — other than this Champagne-colored Versace [42] gown — to land Penélope Cruz on the Oscars best dressed list.

Jessica Biel in Versace at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party

We have a feeling Jay Gatsby would totally have hit on the girl in this art-deco-inspired number!

Halle Berry in Versace at the London Film Festival

The daring neckline of Halle Berry [43]'s bold blue gown was enough to get people talking about this red carpet moment.

Jessica Alba in Versace at the Academy Awards

Jessica Alba [44] matched the statuettes of the evening in her golden Versace [45] gown at the Academy Awards.

Uma Thurman in Versace at the amfAR Inspiration Gala

We don't know what's more attention grabbing: the sexy silhouette of Uma's Versace [46] gown or its eye-popping shade of pink!

Eva Longoria in Versace at the Cannes International Film Festival

We think it's safe to say this is one of the sexier looks of the lot.

Anne Hathaway in Versace at the Venice Film Festival

We couldn't stop staring at the ultrafeminine ruffles of Anne Hathaway [47]'s iridescent gown she wore to the Venice Film Festival.

Charlize Theron in Versace at the Venice Film Festival

There's no doubting that Charlize Theron [48] was a showstopper at the Venice Film Festival, thanks to her tiered Versace [49] dress.

Eva Longoria in Versace at the Cannes International Film Festival

We have a feeling that Carrie Bradshaw would approve of this almost tutu-like gown.

Jennifer Garner in Versace at the Golden Globe Awards

Jennifer Garner [50] stunned in gray Versace [51], thanks to the gown's slightly shimmering architectural lines.

Gwyneth Paltrow in Versace at the Grammy Awards

Is there anything more Grammys appropriate than a shimmering Versace [52] minidress? Clearly Gwyneth doesn't think so.

Penélope Cruz in Versace at the San Sebastian Film Festival

Penélope Cruz shows that a classic red column dress — with a sexy slit, of course — is never a bad choice.

Jennifer Lopez in Versace at the Grammy Awards

Who could forget Jennifer Lopez [53]'s now-iconic Versace [54] gown, which caused jaws to drop almost as low as its daring neckline.

Heidi Klum in Versace at the Emmys

This is exactly how we'd imagine Dorothy's ruby slippers to look like if they grew up to become a red carpet gown.


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