The Oscars are the biggest night of the showbiz year, and when you're so famous, the pressure is on to dazzle on the red carpet as the world and his wife looks on.
But as these stars show, sometimes the desire to stand out can backfire spectacularly.
We present to you the worst dressed Oscars red carpet stars ever.
Star Trek State Of Mind: Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldberg dressed in full 24th century regalia at 1993's Academy Awards. (Barry King, Liaison / Getty Images)
Do Not Sit Behind Me: Cher
Donning a headdress that would put Cleopatra to shame, Cher made her mark on 1986's Academy Awards. Two years later, this fashion pariah would go on to win Best Actress Oscar for her role in "Moonstruck." (Julian Wasser, Liaison / Getty Images)
Periwinkle Blues: Kate Hudson
While her sheep skin coat and crop top-wearing character in Cameron Crowe's "Almost Famous" won her the nomination, Kate Hudson would not have such fashion luck during the 2001 Oscars. (Getty Images)
Technicolor Nightmare: Faith Hill
Rainbow, no matter who -- even a sunny country star like Faith Hill-- or when (2002) is a mistake. It doesn't matter if the pink, yellow, green and blue brings out your eyes. No.
Hybrid Horror: Geena Davis
The 1992 Oscars were full of life lessons: Sometimes you can't have your cake and eat it, too.
Interview With A Vampire: Demi Moore
Just remember, 1989 was way before "True Blood."
Oh, Boy: Celine Dion
Still basking in the glow of her "Titanic" ballad, Celine Dion was thought to be unstoppable. I guess that made the 1999 Oscars her Waterloo.
Shrink Wrap Mishap: Hilary Swank
Hilary Swank decided to go with pink tulle for the 2003 Academy Awards. The issue here: pink tulle.
Is That A Backpack?: Uma Thurman
This 2004 Christian Lacroix getup was confusing to all -- especially to Uma Thurman who later confessed, "It was a beautiful dress, turns out I wore it wrong."
The Color Of Couch: Jennifer Connelly
Jennifer Connelly took home the gold for her "Beautiful Mind" performance in 2002, but unfortunately, her "meditation on beige" ensemble was far from a winner.
Sheer Regret: Gwyneth Paltrow
In 2002, even fashion fave Gwyneth Paltrow couldn't make this sheer number sing.
Surf's Up: Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker broke a lot of SATC hearts back in 2010 with this meringue-colored mess. It's OK! You can still want to be Carrie!
Sawn's The Word: Bjork
In the years since 2001, when Bjork hit the red carpet wearing a swan costume, this outfit has made the remarkable switch from unbelievably bad to just unbelievable. Well done, Bjork!
Queen Frostine: Kim Basinger
1990 was a strange time. Don't remember? Perhaps Kim Basinger dressing as the woman from Candyland during the 62nd Academy Awards will jog your memory.