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Hollywood's Most Daring Vintage Fashion Moments

9. Elizabeth Hurley's Safety Pin Dress
Elizabeth Hurley was one of the best-dressed celebrities of the 1990s, and her safety pin Versace dress was probably one of her most iconic looks of the decade.

The black dress in question was worn to 1994's Four Weddings and a Funeral premiere. The movie made its own set of waves, where it grabbed an Oscar nomination and became the highest-grossing British film in history for a whopping 15 years. But all anyone could remember from that premiere was 29-year-old Hurley's daring dress. 

At the time, Hurley wasn't a household name. She starred in a few B-level movies and was mostly known as Hugh Grant's long-term girlfriend. But that silk black dress had Hurley's name splashed across every headline the next morning. 

While one amazing dress moment doesn't make a style icon, the reason Hurley is cemented in fashion history is that she changed the tide of red carpet looks. Outfits were usually reserved and conservative, but the actress proved that a daring dress could really put you on the map. "By reclaiming skimpiness for the wearer, and reminding us just how far a single look can get you, Hurley arguably paved the way for Jennifer Lopez's plunging green Grammys dress (also Versace) in 2000 and Halle Berry's sheer gown at the 2002 Oscars," CNN wrote.