Clad in an elegant, draped, goddess-style gown, Lauren Bacall paid tribute to her late husband, the screen legend Humphrey Bogart, as she accepted an early Oscar for a life-long career in film this weekend. The 85-year-old – seriously, how completely amazing does she look? – was given the award in advance of the official March ceremony to allow more time to showcase film nominations in next year’s event, and is one of the oldest stars to ever receive an Oscar.
The actress, who dominated the silver screen during the '40s and '50s in The Big Sleep, Dark Passage and How To Marry A Millionaire with her husky voice and sultry look, became an iconic figure in the movie industry as well as in the fashion world. And her distinctive style continues to this day. It was all about Bacall at Dior's spring '10 show in