Top 10 Celebrity Picks For The Best Vintage Red Carpet Dresses - 1960's to 2024

by Komail Noori on June 13, 2024

Red carpet events have always been a platform for celebrities where they can flaunt their fashion choices. Over the years, countless renowned faces of the fashion industry have graced these prestigious events with their unique sense of style. From the black Givenchy gown worn by Audrey Hepburn to the iconic Marilyn Monroe white halter dress, there are countless vintage red carpet dresses that have an undeniable charm and are worn by modern day celebrities.

Let’s have a look at some of the iconic vintage red carpet looks:

1. Kim Kardashian

Being a fashion diva who loves going out of the box, , Kim K this time too, doesn’t hesitate to redesign a wedding gown for a birthday celebration. She turned up to Diddy’s (AKA Sean Combs) 50th birthday in one of Vivienne Westwood bridal outfits from the designers bridal collection of 1999.

2. Zendaya

Zendaya, who was included in the list of TIME’s 100 most influential people in 2022 as an “Innovator,” has shown that she fully deserves this title, at least in terms of fashion. She wore a special Vintage black and white striped boob tube style dress by Valentino from his 1992 spring/summer collection for her red carpet appearance at the Euphoria premier night. The amazing pattern and the self-assured walk of Zendaya on the red carpet made this dress one of the highlights of the event.

Well one more thing, the exact same dress was worn by a very famous 90s supermodel, Linda Evangelista, in one of her red carpet appearance, y’all can see that!

3. Winona Ryder

The outfit that Winona Ryder wore in the 72nd Annual Academy Awards was actually from her own wardrobe. Do you believe? Well, we were quite shocked by it as well! The strapless black vintage gown that was designed by Pauline Trigère in the 1940s was quite a daring decision that the actress made and even after more than twenty years, it is still a favorite vintage style for the red carpet events. She accessorized the gown with a stunning two-toned shawl that complements the gown so well.

4. Jenifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez is well aware of the importance of making a good impression at red carpet events. Her pick at the 2006 Oscars was a stunning form-fitting ruched green dress from Jean Dessès collection of 1959. The color and the look of the dress were outstanding and unconventional which was very much in line with the 90s and the confidence that Jennifer had while dressing up.

5. Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon once had to beg the owner to lend her the beaded vintage Christian Dior dress, which was originally created in 1957 to wear it to accept the Academy Award for Best Actress for Walk the Line. Originally, the Reese Witherspoon vintage Dior dress was owned by the royal family and indeed, it suited Reese like a princess!

6. Renée Zellweger

Renée Zellweger wore a bright and beautiful canary yellow chiffon dress to the 2001 Oscars which was originally designed by French designer Jean Dessès in 1959. It was all in the details and the way that the dress accentuated her curves without appearing too clingy was pure old Hollywood glamour on the red carpet.

7. Bella Hadid

Making a return to the red carpet at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, Bella Hadid donned a reworked version of Jean Paul Gaultier’s haute couture spring/summer 2002 collection.

The look was attempted by Naomi Campbell but in the original semi-sheer halter neckline version well over a decade ago.

8. Kendall Jenner

For 2024, Met Gala, Kendall Jenner wore Givenchy Gown from Alexandar Macqueen 1999 haute couture collection. The gown’s deep V halter neck ensured that Kendall’s beauty was not hidden in any way, and fine details gave it a vintage feel.

9. Kylie Jenner

For the 2022 CFDA fashion awards, Kylie Jenner wore a one-shoulder, single sleeve and thigh high leg slit Thierry Mugler design from 1999. The cut and the choice of the color were perfect to express Kylie’s fearless attitude to fashion, making it a memorable red carpet look.

10. Mylie Cyrus

The Vintage Bob Mackie gown was the outfit that Miley selected to wear when she sang her hit tune “Flowers” after being awarded her first Grammy ever. The dress was originally from the “To Broadway With Love collection of 2002. It had sequins, cut-outs and fringing all in one to create a bold statement.