Emma Stone’s Oscars dress took Louis Vuitton 712 hours to make

The gown also inspired a number of memes on the night

Sarah Young
Tuesday 26 February 2019 13:24 GMT
Oscars 2019: Red carpet fashion

Emma Stone’s impressive Oscars gown took designers 712 hours to make.

From the star-covered Valentino gown she wore to the Golden Globes in 2017, to the Givenchy Couture dress she won her Oscar in for La La Land, Stone is undoubtedly one of the most exciting stars to watch on the red carpet.

Celebrating the grand finale of this year’s award season, the 30-year-old actor saved her best outfit till last as she attended the 91st Academy Awards in a show-stopping Louis Vuitton gown.

The burgundy-coloured dress featured exaggerated shoulders and came heavily embroidered with layers of pearls, sequins and beads.

In fact, the gown was so detailed that it took designers a grand total of 712 hours to make.

“The embroidery took 712 hours plus 22 hours to adjust it after shrinkage,” a spokesperson for Louis Vuitton told People.

The structured design of the dress also proved complex for the brand, with the label adding the artwork was made by two people over the course of five days.

“It was quite difficult because the design was geometrical and we had to reduce and increase the elements dimensions without changing their total number,” they explained.

To finish her red-carpet ensemble, The Favourite actor wore her hair in a sleek low bun and accessorised with rings and earrings from Louis Vuitton’s jewellery collection.

The extraordinary gown became one of the most talked about outfits of the night – alongside Billy Porter’s custom Christian Siriano dress – with users on Twitter comparing it to different foods.

Inspiring a number of memes, Stone's floor-length number was likened to everything from waffles and bacon to burnt toast.

“Emma Stone's dress looks like a waffle. Once you see it, you can't unsee it,” one person wrote.

Another commented: “Emma Stone taking honeycomb to the next level.”

A third added: “I love Emma Stone but her dress looks like my burnt toast this morning for breakfast.”

While Stone certainly proved a winner on the red carpet, she did miss out on a prestigious Oscar statuette.

The actor was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Favourite but the award was given to Regina King for her work in Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk.

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