This Is What the Oscars Red Carpet Looked Like in 1998

From the MOST ’90s hair accessories to gowns that, tbh, wouldn’t look that out of place at this year’s awards, here are 10 of our fave looks from two decades ago


If 1998 sounds like it wasn’t that long ago, let us take you on a trip down memory lane to the Oscars that year. Newcomers Matt Damon and Ben Affleck took home the best screenplay award for Good Will Hunting, Titanic (a movie so long, it required two VHS tapes) won a record-tying 11 awards, and Céline Dion, Michael Bolton AND Aaliyah all performed. Throw. Back.

Of course, the red carpet looks were peak ’90s, which meant slinky slip dresses, tousled updos and several chokers. Thanks to the persistence of everyone’s love for ’90s trends, though, we wouldn’t fault you if you scrolled through this gallery and mistook it for present day.

Here are our ten favourite looks from the 70th Annual Academy Awards.

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