Anne Hathaway, 2009 Anne Hathaway in Giorgio Armani Prive. "Anne is so lovely and ethereal—she reminds me of the great actresses of Hollywood's Golden Age," the designer told InStyle. "For this reason I dressed her as a type of fairy-mermaid, pure and sparkling. The strapless gown is derived from our Prive couture collection and has Swarovski crystals on a diagonal and oversize paillettes at the hem."
Julia Roberts accepted her Best Actress Oscar for Erin Brockovich in 2001 wearing a vintage Valentino gown. The dress, which was made for the couture collection in 1992, helped to popularise the trend for vintage dresses on the red carpet. Valentino himself has said that seeing Roberts in his creation was one of the highlights of his career.