Oscar fashion: These women wore pants

Updated: February 22, 2012 13:32 IST

No frills and fuss for these fearless women. In a sea of trailing evening gowns, these fashion risk takers chose to wear trousers. You've gotta love them for sheer gutsiness.

Oscar fashion: These women wore pants
No frills and fuss for these fearless women. In a sea of trailing evening gowns, these fashion risk takers chose to wear trousers. You've gotta love them for sheer gutsiness.
Oscar fashion: These women wore pants
Angelina Jolie, 2001: It was still four years before Angie would acquire the ultimate accessory in Brad Pitt, but in this white satin, cleavage flashing Dolce & Gabbana tuxedo she clearly didn't need him.
Oscar fashion: These women wore pants
Anne Hathaway, 2011: Oscar host Anne put on a custom made Lanvin tux to make a song and dance about Aussie actors Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman.
Oscar fashion: These women wore pants
Barbra Streisand, 1969: In the only tie in the history of the Oscars, the Best Actress nod went to both Katharine Hepburn for The Lion In Winter and Barbra Streisand for her debut role in Funny Girl. But the evening belonged to Ms Streisand who was kitted out in see through pants by Arnold Scaasi and began her speech with “Hello, gorgeous!”
Oscar fashion: These women wore pants
Jodie Foster, 2009: The Silence Of The Lambs actress, a red carpet regular, chose a Giorgio Armani suit this time round.
Oscar fashion: These women wore pants
Michelle Pfeiffer, 2009: The year of trousers? Keeping Jodie Foster company was Michelle Pfeiffer, also in Armani.
Oscar fashion: These women wore pants
Diane Keaton, 1977: The now famous menswear trend from Annie Hall stood the film's lead actress, then just four movies old, in good stead as she beat Hollywood heavyweights Shirley Maclaine and Jane Fonda to the Best Actress award. Her relaxed suit is now a fashion classic.
Oscar fashion: These women wore pants
Ellen DeGeneres, 2007: Have we ever seen TV's Ellen in a dress? She certainly wasn't going to start as she hosted the Oscars in a burgundy suit.
Oscar fashion: These women wore pants
Tatum O'Neal, 1974, 2011: Paper Moon's 10 year old star accepted her Best Supporting Actress award, the youngest ever winner, in a black and white tux. A dress just won't do for Tatum, it seems, with her second trouser clad appearance at the awards last year.
Oscar fashion: These women wore pants
Jane Fonda, 1972: That year's Best Actress winner for Klute, Jane Fonda proved she was fashion force to reckon with in a black pant suit by Yves Saint Laurent.
Oscar fashion: These women wore pants
Celine Dion, 1999: The singer hit the red carpet in a tuxedo by John Galliano, worn back to front. Style savvy or style challenged?

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