Thurman rarely places a foot wrong on the red carpet, and glided ahead of the curve when she draped herself in diaphanous lilac Prada in 1995. Yet in 2004, year of Kill Bill, the actress perpetrated what may be the last-ever bona fide Oscar fashion disaster—but she staged it willingly, much as Michael Bay stages a disaster movie. “We’ve gotten so savvy with stylists that’s a kind of warfare of defensive dressing out there,” explained Thurman, who plucked her Swiss Miss–in-a-nightgown look straight off Christian Lacroix’s runway. “Everyone looked the same. Everyone had it down to such a perfect T…You get bored. That’s when you have to say, ‘I will be worst-dressed.’” It’s been nine years, and nobody’s said it since.