This Sunday, the 92nd annual Academy Awards will be held in Los Angeles, California. The glitzy ceremony concludes a month-long marathon of awards shows, and is undoubtedly the most-anticipated of the bunch. This year’s list of nominees guarantees the show will be chock-full of star power: Renée Zellweger, Charlize Theron, Brad Pitt, and Joaquin Phoenix are just a few of the major stars up for the evening’s most coveted trophies. And even better yet, all of these actors will be hitting the red carpet beforehand, in some of the most dazzling fashions of the moment.
In honor of Sunday’s grand event, Vogue is looking back at past awards shows all week long—beginning with a focus on the hottest couples of who ruled the red carpets of yesteryear. Just take last February’s ceremony, which was all about nailing couples style on the step and repeat. Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez won best-dressed couple in matching Tom Ford evening looks, while Rami Malek and Lucy Boynton proved they’re one of Tinseltown’s chicest new couples, she rocking a purple Rodarte gown and he a modern Saint Laurent suit.
The 2000s and 2010s, in general, have served up a number of unforgettable style moments that were also twice as nice. Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt (when they were still together) hit up the red carpet together in 2000 doing classic Hollywood glamour: Aniston in a plunging V-neck dress, Pitt in a classic tuxedo. In 2005, Beyoncé and Jay-Z also attended the Oscars in a similarly elegant way: Beyoncé wore a velvety Versace gown, Jay-Z a timeless tux.
Looking back even further, to the ’90s and beyond, other impeccably-dressed couples have included Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, who, in 1997, even did matching metallic greens. In 1973, Sonny and Cher stepped out in iconic ensembles that still stands up today: Cher wore an ab-revealing embellished gown by Bob Mackie (her go-to designer for several years of her career), and Sonny let her shine in a plushy tuxedo.
Above, 2o Oscars couples who ruled the red carpet from across the years.