Photos: Oscars 2013: Worst Dressed Celebrities in Academy Awards Red Carpet History [PHOTOS]
By Simi John | Feb 24, 2013 12:52 AM EDT
The countdown to the 85th annual Academy Awards has begun, with the glittering Oscars ceremony taking place on Sunday 24 February.
As usual, the coveted golden statuettes aside, all eyes will be on Hollywood's most glamorous women and their fashion statements for the evening. The Academy Awards red carpet, as it was last year (with Angelina Jolie's black-gown-right-leg pose), will be the centre of attention for fashionistas everywhere.
A-list Hollywood fashion isn't just about exquisite couture and flawless fashion... it's also about the tad more eccentric and, in some cases, downright absurd, ensembles.
For example, costume designer Lizzy Gardiner turned heads in 1994, when she wore a gown made of American Express credit cards. Outlandish? Yes. But it did work... Gardiner was nominated for her work in The Adventures of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert. And she won.
The ultimate fashion disaster in Oscar history must go to singer and actress Bjork - for her Swan Dress. She even pretended to lay an egg on the red carpet.
"What surprises me is that they thought I was trying to fit in but got it wrong, that I expected everyone to be wearing peacock dresses and gorilla outfits! What they don't mention is that I had brought six ostrich eggs with me and I was dropping them carefully on the red carpet. But other people's bodyguards kept picking them up and saying in their thick American accents, ''Scuse me, ma'am, you dropped this,'" she confessed in an interview with GQ magazine in 2011.
Take a look at the worst dressed Oscar attendees through the years...
Australian Lizzy Gardiner arrives at the 67th annual Academy Awards March 27 wearing a gown made of American Express credit cards she designed. Gardiner won an Oscar for best costume design for her work in the film "The Adventures of Priscilla: Queen of the DesertSource: Reuters Date:02/23/2013
Singer and actress, Cher at the 70th Academy AwardsSource: Reuters / Floyd Allen Date:02/25/2013
Actress Angelina Jolie waves to the crowd as she arrives at the 72nd Annual Academy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, March 26.Source: Reuters Date:02/23/2013
Recording star Celine Dion at the 71st Academy AwardSource: Reuters / Floyd Allen Date:02/25/2013
Singer Bjork arrives at the 73rd annual Academy Awards.Source: Reuters / Floyd Allen Date:02/25/2013
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow at the 74th Academy AwardsSource: Reuters / Floyd Allen Date:02/25/2013
Country music star, Faith HillSource: Reuters / Floyd Allen Date:02/25/2013
Jennifer Connelly at the 74th Oscars.Source: Reuters Date:02/25/2013
Uma Thurman at the 76th Academy AwardsSource: Reuters / Floyd Allen Date:02/25/2013
Actress Diane Keaton at the r76th Academy AwardsSource: Reuters / Floyd Allen Date:02/25/2013
U.S. actress Melanie Griffith arrives at the 77th annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, February 27, 2005. REUTERS/Mike Blake MMRSource: Reuters Date:02/23/2013
Actress Scarlett Johansson arrives at the 77th annual Academy Awards in Hollywood February 27, 2005.Source: Reuters Date:02/23/2013
Actor Charlize TheronSource: Reuters / Floyd Allen Date:02/25/2013
Best supporting actress nominee Tilda Swinton from the film "Michael Clayton", dressed in Alber Elbaz for Lanvin, arrives at the 80th annual Academy Awards, the Oscars, in Hollywood February 24, 2008.Source: Reuters Date:02/23/2013
French actress Marion Cotillard has her dress adjusted as she arrives at the 81st Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 22, 2009.Source: Reuters Date:02/23/2013
Kate Hudson at the 73rd Academy AwardsSource: Reuters / Floyd Allen Date:02/25/2013
Actress Missi Pyle from the film "The Artist" arrives at the 84th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California, February 26, 2012.Source: Reuters Date:02/23/2013