It's like fashion magic (or just, you know, a trend): Every Oscars, one color appears again and again on star after star. Here, a study of those colors, from 1995 (beige) to 2015 (peach) and the whole rainbow in between.
Joan Rivers (God rest her soul) probably wouldn't have been too pleased to keep company with AmEx dress lady, but that's what she gets for wearing a champagne-colored dress on a champagne-colored year.
Here we have a denim-hued slew of Madonna, pregnant Lisa Rinna, Helen Hunt, and Sigourney Weaver. Chill.
It was the best of times for Halle and Kate, it was the weirdest of times for Cameron Diaz and Mrs. Sting.
Behold: the advent of modern red-carpet dressing, which is synonymous with silvery, shimmery mermaid gowns.
Kind of surprised blues haven't been more popular.
From left to right: Champagne, grout, old newspaper edge, Swiss buttercream.
What is the difference from last year, really? Answer: a tinge of pink and purple. Still dusty, though.
Now *this* is what we like to see.
And back we go to beige/oyster/ochre.
Love a big dress. Love *purple* more.
If only Penelope had touched Sandy's butt IRL, and that had set off a conga line of butt-touching. Scarlet Versace and Valentino tend to make you want to do that.
More shades of white than a Benjamin Moore.
Eloise creator Kay Thompson might as well have been the spiritual stylist for that night's ceremony, which included candy pink, rose, and poorly placed darts.
They obviously got the famous no matte black memo, even though that—together with embellishment and one huge precious gem—was ultimately the color of the night.
A happy, pretty year in which even Jennifer Aniston, who's never met a black slip dress she didn't like, experimented with the palest peach.
We had a few purples and a handful of yellows (take your own tally here), but blue ended up winning the night.