Julia Roberts accepted her Best Actress Oscar for Erin Brockovich in 2001 wearing a vintage Valentino gown. The dress, which was made for the couture collection in 1992, helped to popularise the trend for vintage dresses on the red carpet. Valentino himself has said that seeing Roberts in his creation was one of the highlights of his career.
Julia Roberts in Valentino, 2001 Roberts took her first ever trip to a couture house to find her 2001 vintage Valentino gown. The black and white column gown was originally created as part of Valentino's 1992 couture collection, and Robert's reportedly said she simply "thought it was a pretty dress".