2011 marks the 83rd Annual Academy Awards. For you history buffs out there did you know that the Academy was founded in 1927 by 36 of the most influential men and women of the motion picture industry at the time? And that the Academy is an honorary membership organization that today, is comprised of more than 6,000 artists and professionals. 6,000? That's impressive! The Academy is dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of motion pictures. Sounds like a pretty exclusive club to be a part of. As much as I would love to indulge you Pleasury Readers with more, "Did You Know This About Oscar?" trivia, my point being in starting today's post with some Oscar history is because I want to share some Vintage Oscar with all of you. For those of you who know me, and know me well, I have always been an old soul and simply adore anything vintage especially fashion! I know Stacey and I won't be the only ones who will be remote ready for the Oscar Red Carpet Arrivals. Here are some legendary on-screen fashion icons who may have inspired some of our red carpet celebrities tonight!
Elizabeth Taylor dons her legendary beauty and fashion with husband (and arm candy!) number 2, Michael Wilding at the 1954 Academy Awards. Since 1954, screen goddess Elizabeth Taylor has had 5 more husbands and 2 Academy Awards. She looks like a princess in her Oscar gown and the fur just adds to the glam!
Marlon Brando gives the dashing blonde beauty Grace Kelly a kiss at the 1955 Academy Awards where she took home a gold statuette for her role in "The Country Girl." Grace Kelly is known for her classic, timeless elegance. This Oscar gown is a true example of the starlet's style.
Ahhh the gorgeous Audrey Hepburn! Another timeless beauty! Her 1954 Oscar gown magnificently flatters her petite frame and tiny waist. Audrey took home an Oscar for Roman Holiday. Stacey, we need an Audrey night sometime soon my dear XO
These blonde bombshells of the 1956 Oscars are Cleo Moore and Jayne Mansfield. Super hot pose with Oscar!!
How could I not include the infamous Hollywood Designer Edith Head in our Vintage Oscar Tribute? In this pic, Edith Head poses with 6 of her Oscars for Costume Design. Edith was Fashion Chief at Paramount Pictures until 1967 and created some of Hollywood's most iconic film looks for actors such as Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly, and Doris Day. Edith Head is the most Oscar-winning woman in history and has been nominated for 35 Academy Awards. Amazing!
All photos for today's post are courtesy of www.gettyimages.ca. Enjoy the Oscars Pleasury Readers!!