Sydney Sweeney’s Vintage Oscars After-Party Dress Was Worn by This Star First

Here’s a hint: the designer gown made an appearance at the Academy Awards in 2004.
Sydney Sweeney

Sydney Sweeney. 

Sydney Sweeney seriously turned heads at the Vanity Fair Oscars after-party on March 10. And if the 26-year-old Euphoria star’s draped white gown looked familiar, there’s a good reason why: actress Angelina Jolie wore the very same Marc Bouwer gown on the Academy Awards red carpet in 2004. 

Sweeney proved that what’s old is new again by working with trusty stylist Molly Dickson to modernize the dress for the hottest after-party in Hollywood last night. Dickson paired the archival number with a custom Messika diamond necklace, and Sweeney’s glam team hit it out of the park. Hairstylist Glen Coco Oropeza styled the Anyone But You star’s newly shortened blonde locks into a textured bob, while makeup artist Melissa Hernandez opted for sparkly pink eyeshadow, flirty lashes and a frosty pink lip.

Sydney Sweeney and Angelina Jolie

Sydney Sweeney and Angelina Jolie.

“Thank you so much Marc + @paulmargolin for letting us into your archives for this special moment! ♥️,” Dickson wrote in an Instagram caption of her client’s ensemble, where she also credited Marc Bouwer president Paul Margolin. Amongst photos of Sweeney in the ensemble, captured by Jonny Marlow, the post also featured a slide of Jolie in the garment from 20 years ago. 

On Monday, Sweeney thanked Bouwer for allowing her to wear the dress and noted that it was “an honor to wear a piece of history.” The American designer was clearly pleased with how the vintage piece was styled, as he commented “Incredible. Thank you🤍🤍,” on Dickson’s Instagram post.

“absolutely in love with this look 🤍,” someone else concurred in the comments.

“iconic if you ask me! 🤍,” one user applauded.

“This is a Marilyn Monroe moment 👏,” another fan concluded.

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