Uma Thurman, 1995
Nominated for her role in Pulp Fiction
, Uma Thurman
opted for a simple lilac design from Prada
. According to Made for Each Other: Fashion and the Academy Awards
, the Italian label, then known primarily for their must-have accessories, hired L.A.-based freelance designer Barbara Tfank to guide the process. "I said, 'How would you like to look? Like a femme fatale? Or a fairy princess?' and she chose fairy princess," said Tfank. The result was a streamlined silk design, dusted with opalescent sequins.