Reese Witherspoon, 2002
stole the spotlight at her Academy Awards debut, thanks to a Valentino
makeover. "It was her first time presenting and Reese wasn't as established back then. People thought of her as cute, but not glamorous," the designer told InStyle
. "We thought she could be the new Grace Kelly and made a gown that was romantic and freshas if she were starring in a brand-new movie."