Only a hand­ful of red-car­pet mo­ments can rise to the level of leg­endary. For Instyle’s 25th birth­day, su­per­mod­els AM­BER VAL­LETTA, JOAN SMALLS, and KAREN EL­SON bring new life to 25 un­for­get­table dresses—as you’ve never seen them be­fore

InStyle (USA) - - Directory 25 - by ERIC WIL­SON pho­tographed by SE­BAS­TIAN FAENA styled by JU­LIA VON BOEHM

Su­per­mod­els Am­ber Val­letta, Joan Smalls, and Karen El­son breathe new life into 25 leg­endary red-car­pet looks

Ver­sace Am­ber Val­letta in the dress worn by El­iz­a­beth Hur­ley at the 1994 Lon­don pre­mière of Four Wed­dings and a Fu­neral. Francesco Russo pumps. Sittings ed­i­tor: Sam Broekema.

Louis Vuit­ton Joan Smalls in the dress worn by Ali­cia Vikan­der at the 2016 SAG Awards. Louis Vuit­ton san­dals.

Bran­don Maxwell Karen El­son in the dress worn by Thandie New­ton at the 2018 Emmy Awards. Chris­tian Louboutin heels.

Gaultier Paris Dress worn by Cate Blanchett at the 2000 Acad­emy Awards.

Valentino Cou­ture Dress worn by Elle Fan­ning at the 2018 Ber­lin In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val. Jimmy Choo pumps.

Michael Kors Col­lec­tion Dress worn by Emily Blunt at the 2013 Golden Globe Awards. Tiffany & Co. ear­rings and neck­lace. Tabitha Sim­mons heels.

Ba­len­ci­aga Dress worn by Ni­cole Kid­man at the 2007 Acad­emy Awards. Baby: Sky Naia.

Valentino Cou­ture Dress worn by Jen­nifer Lopez at the 2003 Acad­emy Awards. Spe­cial thanks to Xue Zhu Dong at Yi Fa Hair Salon, N.Y.C.

Vera Wang Dress worn by Char­l­ize Theron at the 2000 Acad­emy Awards. Mo­tor­cy­cle driver: Ric­cardo Am­bro­sio.

Prada Dress worn by Lupita Ny­ong’o at the 2014 Acad­emy Awards.

Ar­mani Privé Dress worn by Cate Blanchett at the 2018 Venice In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val. Baby: Sky Naia.

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