Iconic Oscars red-carpet dresses through the years: Where are they now?

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What happens to an Oscar dress once the party ends? Some end up in a designer's file. Some are sold or donated to a museum. And a few are used again and again.

Here, in anticipation of the 2020 Oscar ceremony on Sunday night at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, a look at life after the death of eight iconic dresses worn at the Academy Awards.

The stolen pearls of Lupita Nyong’o’o, 2015

Nyong’o almost lost Calvin Klein's column with $ 150,000 pearl inlay that he used for the 2015 ceremony, after it was stolen from his room while attending a later party. Authorities found the dress in the public bathroom of the hotel two days later, but never caught the thief, who then told TMZ that the pearls were fake. The dress is now back in Calvin Klein, where it has been restored and filed.

Lupita Nyong & # 39; o at the 2015 Oscars at Calvin Klein
Lupita Nyong’o at the 2015 Oscars at Calvin KleinWireImage

Björk swan dress, 2001

The Icelandic singer dressed this infamous feather dress several times after she used it for the Oscars, even on the tour and on the cover of her 2001 album "Vespertine." He finally auctioned it for the charitable organization Oxfam, but its designer Marjan Pejoski has made it a second version, which has since been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art and the show "Camp: Notes on Fashion" at the Museum of Costume Museum Metropolitan of Art.

Björk at the Oscars 2001 in Marjan Pejoski
Björk at the Oscars 2001 in Marjan PejoskiRon Davis

Bronze winner of Susan Sarandon, 1996

This reddish stunner, which launched the Italian design duo Dolce & Gabbana as an important red carpet brand, is currently the only Oscar dress in the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection. Sarandon, fresh from his victory for Best Actress that year, personally handed him over to the museum.

Susan Surandon at the 1996 Oscars at Dolce & Gabbana
Susan Surandon at the 1996 Oscars at Dolce & GabbanaCorbis through Getty Images

The "Lucky" Lace by Audrey Hepburn, 1954

Hepburn first wore this demure white dress, from the editor Edith Head, in the movie "Roman Holiday", and then altered the bodice so she could use it to pick up her first Oscar. The actress gave it to her mother, who gave it to a friend, who kept it in a box at the bottom of a closet for years. It was finally sold at a whopping auction of £ 84,000 (or almost $ 109,000) to a private collector in 2011.

Audrey Hepburn at the 1954 Oscars in Edith Head locker room
Audrey Hepburn at the 1954 Oscars in Edith Head locker roomNBCUniversal through Getty Images

Vintage polka dots by Natalie Portman, 2012

This strapless organza dress from the 1954 collection of French designer Christian Dior, which the actress borrowed from the New York dealership Rare Vintage, was sold at auction for $ 50,000 to a private collector.

Natalie Portman at the 2012 Oscars in vintage Christian Dior
Natalie Portman at the 2012 Oscars in vintage Christian DiorWireImage

The victorious Armani by Viola Davis, 2017

Davis's stylist Elizabeth Stewart tells The Post that the actress still has the impressive scarlet sheath she used to get her Best Supporting Actress award for "Fences" in 2017, and that she plans to use it again. "We know we will give it a fun touch," says Stewart.

Viola Davis at the Oscars 2017 in Armani
Viola Davis at the Oscars 2017 in ArmaniJordan Strauss / Invision / AP

The shocking showgirl costume of Cher, 1986

Cher still has the set of sequins and feather headdress she wore to provoke the academy, which had sent a scolding memo asking actresses to dress appropriately for the Oscars that year. Designer Bob Mackie recently recreated the famous dress, and many others, for Broadway's "The Cher Show," for which he won a Tony for Best Costume Design.

Cher at the 1986 Oscars at Bob Mackie
Cher at the 1986 Oscars at Bob MackieAlamy Stock Photo

Lizzy Gardiner Credit Card Dress, 1995

Costume designer Gardiner caused a scandal when she picked up a statue of "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" in a dress she made with American Express Gold Cards, which was interpreted as a commentary on Hollywood's excesses. The offensive outfit is now in the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia.

Lizzy Gardiner at the 1995 Oscars with an American Express credit card dress
Lizzy Gardiner at the 1995 Oscars with an American Express credit card dressRon Galella Collection through Getty