With the Oscars merely days away, we're preparing the only way we know how: with photos from past red carpets. We've already turned our attention to the satin- ridden carpet of the 1996 carpet, and now we're looking at 2006, where there was still some satin, but also some crepe and sequins, too.
Let's do this.
Keira KnightleyGetty Images
Who knew Keira Knightley was ever THIS blonde? Not me, for one.
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Jennifer Garner opted for sequins over satin — bless you, JG — which matched her very blingy engagement ring.
Jennifer LopezGetty Images
Petition for JLo to wear this color green on, like, 45% of the red carpets she attends? Cool. We agree.
Meryl StreepGetty Images
Um, Meryl, this is weird but can I have, like, 10 bottles of water filled from the tap at your house? I want to stay young forever, too.
Vanessa LacheyGetty Images
Does anyone know why Vanessa Lachey (or Vanessa Minnillo, as you knew her then) attended the 2006 Oscars? Actually, I don't need to know because she looked so effortlessly glam. It takes skill.
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This is, perhaps, the most ~classic~ Helena Bonham Carter has ever looked on a red carpet.
Ben StillerGetty Images
I've seen so much Zoolander 2 promotion recently that I forgot Ben Stiller could make, like, a normal face.
Jada Pinkett SmithGetty Images
Jada Pinkett Smith proved that, yes, it is possible to pull off two tails at once. Also, that color = ?!!!
Sandra Bullock and Keanu ReevesGetty Images
Sandra Bullock looked gorgeous in a fitted blue gown, but, um, I cannot get over that she was there with Keanu Reeves??? WHAT THE HELL???
Heath Ledger and Michelle WilliamsGetty Images
The dress? Perfect. The lip color? Perfect. The couple? Perfect.