The Best Dresses of the Year

Head-turning gowns in unusual colors, sexy shapes or with intricate detailing made these stars standouts on the red carpet

  • MOST SOPHISTICATED  photo | Nicole Kidman

Credit: Hahn-Khayat-Nebinger/ABACA

Updated: Wednesday Sep 13, 2006 | 05:00 PM EDT


Nicole Kidman may have been giving a hint about her future wedding dress at the Academy Awards (left) – both gowns were designed by Nicolas Ghesquiere for Balenciaga.

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