Back in 2012 at the 84th Academy Awards, Angelina Jolie unexpectedly created an iconic fashion and viral pop culture moment.
Posing up a storm, the Maleficent star famously flashed her right leg through the dangerously high slit on her strapless black Versace dress. While the style was hardly groundbreaking, no one had ever quite owned it like Jolie did.
Today, the red carpet is filled with celebs looking to get a leg up on their fellow fashionistas. Up-to-there slits and splits on gorgeous gowns are a staple at award shows and premieres and a sassy yet classy way to show some skin (not to mention a killer pair of shoes).
Scroll through the gallery below to see just a few of the celebs who are showing some leg in thigh-high slit gowns.
The "Levitating" singer showed lots of skin at the 2021 Grammy Awards wearing an Atelier Versace mesh and crystal embellished dress featuring a beautiful butterfly design on the bodice, cut-out at the hips and thigh-high slit. Bvlgari jewels completed her look.
The Riverdale actress worked the split on her Elie Saab Fall 2019 Couture green velvet embellished halter gown with a plunging neckline at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party.
Before performing at the 2021Latin American Music Awards, the “Tears of Gold” singer walked the red carpet in a cut-out Iris Van Herpen Spring 2019 Couture multi-layered gown featuring gradient-dyed silk panels of purple and red, which were heat-bonded to fine three-dimensional drawings that were laser-cut of black mylar and cotton.
The Victoria's Secret Angel flaunted her supermodel figure in a custom Galia Lahav gown crafted from white silk and encrusted with sparkling crystals at the 2020 amfAR Gala. Sam Edelman sandals finished the look.
The model walked the red carpet at the Golden Globe Awards wearing a shimmering black camisole dress designed by Laquan Smith that featured an alluring thigh-high slit. Christian Louboutin ‘Glennalta’ sandals completed her look.
At the 22nd Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards, The Office alum looked beautiful wearing a custom Salvador Perez velvet embellished v-neck gown with an silk-chiffon panel and split.
Why stop at one slit when you can rock two? The Modern Family star put both of her legs on display at the 45th E! People's Choice Awards wearing a Fausto Puglisi Spring 2019 vibrant orange embellished, double-slit dress, which she accessorized with Lorraine Schwartz jewelry and Jimmy Choo sandals.