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10 Best Oscar Dresses Ever


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Olivia de Havilland
Olivia de Havilland wears Ann Lowe to the 1947 ceremony.
Olivia de Havilland wears Ann Lowe to the 1947 ceremony.
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Olivia de Havilland's gown at the 1947 Academy Awards was created by Ann Lowe, an African-American fashion designer. Lowe was among the first Africa-American designers to achieve great success with her work.

The gown was pale blue with appliquéd flowers down the bodice and on the full skirt. The strapless sweetheart neckline was trimmed with tiny ruffles, and de Havilland wore a single strand of pearls around her neck.

De Havilland won the Oscar for Best Actress for her role in "To Each His Own."

The dress caught Jacqueline Kennedy's eye, and the future first lady commissioned her wedding gown through Ann Lowe.