The pressure is on for Hollywood’s leading ladies as we get closer to the holy grail of the awards season – the Oscars. That includes the army of beauty gurus and fashion stylists who are pulling out all the stops to create that perfect red-carpet moment for their celebrity client, which could mean turning to the Middle East for show-stopping gowns.
No surprise there, as the likes of Elie Saab, Zuhair Murad, and Reem Acra have been in the Oscars dressing game for decades now, and have become masters of bringing delight and drama once the red carpet rolls out. Their statuesque creations have not only left commentators speechless and raised the bar high for celebrity glamour, but they have also served up some of the most memorable Oscar fashion moments of all time. Keep scrolling to see your favorite looks from Angelina Jolie, Emma Stone, and more (and we dare you to not say “wow” or “oomph”).