The 85th Academy Awards are only a few hours away! In anticipation of the most glamorous red carpet of awards season, we’re looking back at the 25 most breathtaking gowns in Oscar history. Click through the gallery to see all of our picks, from Gwyneth Paltrow’s sleek caped Tom Ford gown (2012) to Michelle Williams’s marigold silk-chiffon Vera Wang dress (2006). Then, stay tuned for this year’s looks when the broadcast begins at 7 EST, and keep your mouse/tablet/phone clicked over to InStyle.com for all of the up-to-the-minute updates!
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