There are perfectly good celebrity style moments, and then there are the looks that really stick with you, the ones you try desperately to recreate at home. In’Great Outfits in Fashion History,’ Fashionista editors are revisiting their all-time favorite lewks.
Uma Thurman is no stranger to playing badass characters, such as the drop-dead gorgeous Poison Ivy or a revenge-seeking assassin in “Kill Bill”. But the actor took a softer side with her look for the 1999 Academy Awards, looking like she stepped right out of the pages of a fairytale in this two-piece Chanel ballgown.
Thurman’s ensemble diverged from the classic ’90s slip dresses, which were favored by many for the red carpets. It actually garnered criticism from Entertainment Weekly, which compared it to “an escapee from a harem.” (Honestly, that’s my dream aesthetic.) But this look was just ahead of its time, straight from Chanel’s Spring 1999 Haute Couture runway in Paris, where it was first modeled by Esther Cañadas.