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5 Fashion-Related Facts About The Oscars

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Fact #1: Jennifer Lawrence and Christian Dior

Jennifer Lawrence, the actress known for her roles in the hit trilogy The Hunger Games  and the actress known for her missteps at the Oscars literally tried on her dramatic blush pink Christian Dior gown on the morning of the awards show in 2013. Placing much faith in the fact that her body is the perfect shape, the dress fitted like a glove and Lawrence won an Oscar that year. 

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Fact #2: Nicole Kidman and L'Wren Scott

With simplicity as her key aesthetic of choice, Nicole Kidman stunned at the 2008 Academy Awards in a minimalistic black Balenciaga gown. The gown fell short next to the visual impact made by her L'Wren Scott necklace that basically blinded the crowd. The Sautoir necklace had a staggering 1 400 carats and was valued at around 7$ million with up to 6 200 hours of handcraft involved in the execution.  

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Fact #3: Naomi Harris and Calvin Klein

The epitome of all that is minimalistic, Noami Harris stunned in a chalk white gown by Calvin Klein that seemed to retain its sharp shape. The question is how did it manage to do this? The gown had weights sewn into the hemline so that the edge would retain its shape and so that the train would glide as she walked. 

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Fact #4: Emma Stone and Givenchy

Emma Stone was nominated for the Best Actress Award in 2017 and won, but like the string of winners prior, it's expected of all potential nominees to "dress to impress". Stone went with fashion house, Givenchy for her stellar look and we were in awe over the fact that a team of 11 individuals was involved in the making of the dress over a period of 1 700 hours.  

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Fact #5: Lupita Nyong'o and Prada

Lupita Nyong'o was dressed in a custom-made pastel blue dress with pleating detail and a plunging neckline by Italian design house Prada. Being known for bold and bright tones, her pale blue dress evoked a sentimental note. The colour had a special connection to Kenya, the country in which Nyong'o was raised.

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