Oscar Dresses - The Outfits Worn By The Icons

Oscar Dresses

I’m very excited to introduce our new Oscar Dresses infographic, this time in interactive form, with more detail and many more dresses. The focus of this work is on 17 Hollywood actress icons and all the dresses and outfits they’ve worn each time they’ve attended the Oscars.

We selected actresses that had won Best Actress Oscar, appeared at least 7 times at the awards and over a period spanning decades. There are some actresses who couldn’t quite make the cut due to time and budget (sorry, Sandra Bullock) but I hope to add more at a later date. What we do have are 17 actresses, 155 outfits and 46 designers, all for you to select, filter, arrange and zoom in on. Enjoy!


As before, we used photographic references to depict the dresses (our illustration partners BakerWilcox exceeded themselves on this one) and we included a greater level of detail than before. Photography for anyone other than winners before 1970 is very scarce, however so we had to skew things towards a more modern era of Hollywood fashion.

We have added full social integration too, allowing individual dresses to be shared as well as the full graphic.

The process behind collating the dresses was quite a lengthy one, especially since each dress had to be tagged with various pieces of information in order for the filters to work. We ended up with a lot of crazily colour coded spreadsheets denoting the colour and designer of each dress as well as the actress’s age and the decade in which the dress hit the red carpet. Here’s a quick look behind the scenes:


Creating this version was deliberately more challenging than last year but we are lucky to have an amazing, highly talented team here at Big Group. The whole project was delivered within just 4 weeks and during a very busy time for the agency, so I'd like to express my sincere thanks to Chloe, Will, Aija, John, Dheeraj, Dave, Pierre, Mark, Arthur, Jane, Steve and Ed for all their work and guidance.