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Friday, February 24, 2012

Oscar fashion: A look back at vintage gowns

In this year of nostalgia at the Academy Awards, what better way to look back on Oscar-night fashion than to revisit some classic vintage gowns? All of these confections are more than half a century old, yet remain forever young.

Renée Zellweger, a presenter in 2001, kicked off a red-carpet vintage trend with her 1959 lemon-yellow strapless chiffon gown, designed by Paris couturier Jean Dessès.