The Oscars are on Sunday, but the 2011 Oscar for costume design has already stirred up controversy because Black Swan, whose costumes were done in collaboration with Rodarte, wasn't nominated. It's not the first time the Oscars have ignored a majorly inspiring fashion moment: Breakfast at Tiffany's was snubbed too, and who can forget Audrey's LBD? In honor of this Sunday's Oscars festivities, we've put together a slideshow of our top 30 movies with inspiring, and unforgettable, fashion. Don't forget to check out our full Oscar coverage!
If you've had a chance to see Atonement, you'll definitely remember the green backless gown, created by costume designer Jacqueline Durran, that Keira Knightley's character wore in the movie's most pivotal scene.
Dressed: A Century of Hollywood Costume Design by Academy Award-nominated costume designer Deborah Nadoolman Landis ($48) features 100 of Hollywood's most amazing costumes and the characters they helped bring to life. Leaf through costume sketches as well as photographs, some never seen before. I wonder if the dress from Atonement will be making its way into a costume design book . . .