Halle Berry’s most iconic outfits

Halle Berry’s most iconic outfits

Perhaps no other Hollywood actress embodies the noughties as much as Halle Berry. While the actress made her career start in the early 90s, starring in rom-com Boomerang alongside Eddie Murphy, and, of course, in 1994’s beloved The Flintstones remake, Halle really made massive cinematic waves at the turn-of-the-millennium. In 2000, Halle had a leading role in one of Y2K’s foremost superhero franchises; in 2001, she became the first woman of colour to win the Academy Award for best actress; and by 2002, she was a Bond girl, opposite the era’s Pierce Brosnan. Like her movie roles, Halle’s style also encapsulates the zeitgeist of the aughties in tutus, gradient shades, toe rings and red carpet bikinis. Here, we take a look back at some of Halle Berry’s most iconic outfits from the 90s to Y2K.

LOS ANGELES – DECEMBER 9: Actress Halle Berry on December 9, 1994 departs for Washington, DC from Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, California. (photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)

Halle Berry is the unsung hero of the 90s slip dress. When she wasn’t wearing blazer jackets and miniskirts, the actress spent the better part of the decade decked in myriad iterations of the lingerie-leaning gown. Super-sleek satin to the SAGs, crushed velvet to film premieres, beaded and sequinned at the Blockbuster Awards, or this lace-y, the bustier number for the 1994 MTV Movie Awards. Halle even continued to be a proponent of the slip into Y2K, where she wore them embellished with the era’s ubiquitous sequins.

Halle Berry’s most iconic outfits

Throughout the aughts, not only did Halle star in Oscar-nominated dramas and Bond flicks, she earned her superhero franchise stripes as well. In 2000, Halle made her iconic — and extremely stylish — turn as X-Men’s Storm, all leather-suited and white ‘do-ed. During the film’s press tour, the actress, herself, sported some equally iconic, equally fashionable looks. To the movie’s London premiere, Halle wore metallic pleather pants, massive hoop earrings and even a toe ring. Here, in what is unquestionably her most major fit of the tour, she wears a patchwork bikini set with a diamanté belly chain and her perennial gradient shades.

In 2002, Halle made film history, becoming the first woman of colour to win the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in Monster’s Ball. In a sartorial choice perhaps prescient to her historic win, the actress wore that Elie Saab dress: the Venus de Milo-inflected mesh number that’s gone on to become one of the Oscar red carpet’s most iconic dresses, ever.


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