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The Academy Awards is the movie industry’s blue riband event, so naturally everyone’s desperate to make a big impression. And aside from winning the gold statuettes themselves, the best place to make headlines is on that famous red carpet. Yes, a major part of the Oscars is the fabulous fashion on show. From the timeless classics to the revealing and the downright outrageous, here are 40 of the most memorable outfits worn on Hollywood’s biggest night of the year…

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40. Barbra Streisand (1969)

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After the 1969 Academy Awards there were two things everyone was talking about with regards to Barbra Streisand. Firstly, she tied for Best Actress with Katharine Hepburn. Secondly, the actress and singer’s zany outfit – created by Arnold Scaasi – was somewhat transparent. But to be fair to her she had no idea just how see-through it would prove as the flashes fired and the camera shutters clicked.

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