For some people the Academy Awards® is all about the movies, but for others, it’s about one thing and one thing only: the dresses. There is so much anticipation leading up to the “big day,” and the day after is completely taken over by style pundits — from professional critics to you and me — giving their two cents about the best and worst dresses of the night. The Oscar® gowns that get the most attention are those that are worn by the women winning the most coveted award of the night — the Best Actress award. The graphics company Mediarun Digital in the U.K. created this stunning infographic of every single dress worn by the Best Actress Oscar® winners and yes, it’s awesome.
We took a gander at these dresses to see what knowledge we could gain. Here are a few things that we deduced:
The most popular designer for the Best Actress winners is Armani coming in at three appearances. This is followed by Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, and Dior.
The most popular color for the Best Actress winners is black with 19 appearances, followed by 14 appearances of white, nine dresses in blue, and five in yellow.
Only four winners have worn slacks (Sissy Spacek in 1981, Barbra Streisand in 1969, Jane Fonda in 1972, and Jodie Foster in 1992).
In the mix, there are only four totally strapless dresses, a surprisingly low amount.
Cher wore the craziest dress back in 1988, and in a tie for the least dressy looks are Diane Keaton in 1978 and Sally Field in 1980.
No actress embraced any type of splash of color until Vivian Leigh wore a gray and red dress in 1940.
Yup, it’s a totally eclectic mix. I have my top five, do you? You can get a closer look at the graphic right here.