Dress-up forms part of the basic job description for any actor, but the creative community at DesignCrowd has decided to take the idea to the extreme.

As it’s awards season, it seemed the perfect time to shine the spotlight on the gender swap Photoshop skills of the designers, who have imagined Hollywood’s elite as the opposite sex.

Both male and female stars have been kitted out in non-conventional clothes for a glimpse at their sometimes appealing, but often unnerving, alter-egos.

Celebrities including Leonardo DiCaprio, Richard Gere, and Jennifer Aniston feature in what would be the strangest red carpet you’ve ever seen.

More info: blog.designcrowd.com

Richard Gere as a Pretty Woman

Zac Efron mimics Sofia Loren

Sir Anthony meets Dame Judy

Mrs Bean

Harriet Ford

Dame Ian McKellen

Jacque Nicholson

Leonardo DiCaprio mirrors Jennifer Lawrence

Suits you, Jennifer Aniston

Hermione Potter

Georgina Clooney

Pru Jackman

Betty Bond

Geraldine Depardieu

Lady of the House