New book celebrates 95 years of red-carpet fashion at the Oscars

Red Carpet Oscars traces the evolution of fashion worn at the Oscars from the inception of the awards in 1929 to 2022. PHOTO: THAMES & HUDSON
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SINGAPORE – Until 1983, the question on every entertainment journalist’s mind at the Academy Awards was: “What are you wearing?”

But when television host and comedienne Joan Rivers came on the scene that year, she asked her signature question, which has set the tone for red-carpet reporting at Hollywood’s biggest night till today: “Who are you wearing?”

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