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
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.