Sharon Stone, Elizabeth Taylor and Cher were among the stars recognised for their Oscar style in a commemorative show held yesterday. A private catwalk show titled 'A Celebration of Oscar Fashion' was held at the Film Academy headquarters, showcasing iconic Oscar gowns throughout the decades. Organiser hope the show will inspire this year's nominees to express their personal style and "create their own memorable moment". Producer Laura Ziskin said: "Oscar night is also arguably the biggest and most scrutinised fashion event of any year."Vogue magazine Andre Leon Talley - who helped to organise the event - hailed Cher, Sharon Stone and Hilary Swank for their ground breaking red carpet style.Talley said: "Cher is one of the most original Oscar red carpet sweepstakes winners."He described Cher's beaded Bob Mackie dress which she wore to the Academy Awards in 1988 as "bold but brilliant". Talley declared Sharon's 1996 outfit of a Gap T-shirt, designer skirt and velvet coat as "history at its best". He praised Hilary's midnight blue backless gown she wore to collect her Best Actress Oscar in 2005 as "one of the great Oscar dresses", and said Renee Zellweger was "single-handedly reinventing Oscar style with her love of vintage couture". The Vogue writer has high hopes for the dresses at this year's Oscars on February 25. He said: "The ladies are going full speed ahead for soigné elegance with a taste of the top from the greatest designers."It's a global moment for the world to see the stars, so they have to take it seriously. Actresses have to give hope to the people watching TV."