Emma Roberts told her aunt Julia Roberts to wear the ''skunk dress'' to the Oscars in 2001.

The 26-year-old actress assisted her 49-year-old relative in choosing the best outfit to wear to the star studded event 16 years ago, which saw her crowned the Best Actress for her role in 'Erin Brockovich', although the 'Scream Queen' star likened the monochrome ensemble to a four-legged mammal.

Speaking about the style advice at the star studded ceremony, which took place at the Dolby theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday (26.02.17) to E! News, the flame-haired beauty said: ''I remember when my aunt was trying on dresses the year she was nominated and won.

''The dress she wore - I said, 'You should wear the skunk dress,' and she ended up winning in it.''

And the star, who adorned a vintage Giorgio Armani monochrome dress from the creative mastermind's 2005 collection to this year's ceremony, is grateful she made an ''ethical fashion statement'' at the prestigious bash by wearing an existing piece.

She said: ''I'm honoured to partner with Red Carpet Green Dress and wear one of Giorgio Armani's vintage gowns. I'm equally thankful to not just bring an ethical fashion statement to the Oscars, but to generate productive conversation that affects positive change to the world around us. It's all for a good cause!''

And British make-up artist Charlotte Tilbury continued on the same vein with Emma's beauty look as she wanted to achieve an ''old Hollywood meets fresh, glowing glamour'' style with red lipstick and a gold covered eyelid.

The cosmetics expert took to Instagram to detail her inspiration for her muse with a string of images, she wrote: ''The ultimate Glow Bombshell @emmaroberts wearing my modern Matte Revolution Red Carpet Red lip for tonight's #Oscars!! Recreate the look using my #wonderglow primer #lightwonderfoundation, #filmstarbronzeandglow, #bette and #jean washed across the eye, and #bronzedgarnet winged out to define your Seductive oscar-ready gaze. Line your lips with my #kissn'tell liner, and then fill in your statement lip using my classic #redcarpetred!!!!! It's old Hollywood meets glowing fresh glamour!!!! #quickn'easymakeup #emmaroberts

''The Bombshell Glow look on the amazingly beautiful, hilarious @emmaroberts for tonight's #Oscars! The Bombshell Glow look is old Hollywood meets fresh, glowing glamour. It's all about perfected Hollywood skin, magical lights on the complexion, mesmerising eyes that play with the light, and an iconic matte Bombshell red carpet red lip!!! Hair by the amazing @nikkilee901 Stunning vintage dress by @armani.prive #InstantMagicFacial#MagicCream #WonderGlow#MagicFoundation #Retoucher#FlawlessFinishPowder#FilmStarBronzeAndGlow #BrowLift#LegendaryBrows #bronzedgarnet#MesmerisingEyes #Bette #Jean#FullFatLashes #KissNtell#RedCarpetRed #emmaroberts (sic).''