From her film choices to her contagious laughter and her uncanny ability to be gracious to her peers no matter how many accolades she has earned, Meryl Streep is like a fine wine -- she just gets better with age. Her red carpet style is no exception to this rule: During her nearly four decades of walking the red carpet, she has transformed from a reluctant fashionista in pantsuits to a distinguished doyenne with a knack for choosing figure-flattering gowns. In anticipation of her film "Hope Springs," take a look at how her quirky signature style has evolved over the years.
Her critical success in "Kramer vs. Kramer" landed Meryl her first Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1980. For the occasion, Meryl went for a simple look. Her minimal makeup nicely complemented her conservative, classy white jacket-dress combo.