Actress Julianne Moore wins the Best Actress in a Leading Role Award for 'Still Alice' during the 87th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, California
Actress Julianne Moore wins the Best Actress in a Leading Role Award for 'Still Alice' during the 87th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, California

Julianne Moore's Chanel Oscar dress took 27 people 965 hours to make

The custom-made gown was created by Karl Lagerfeld especially for the actress.

Emma Akbareian
Tuesday 24 February 2015 17:25
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Julianne Moore is a winner in more ways than one, she may have taken home the coveted Oscar for best actress but she has also dominated the best dressed lists for the entire awards season.

With a silver sequinned number at the Golden Globes made by Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy, an emerald green beaded design also by Givenchy at the SAG awards and a slinky red number by Tom Ford at the BAFTAs, expectations for Moore's Oscar dress were sky high.

The actress did not disappoint, attending the awards ceremony in a strapless white heavily embellished gown which as she told interviewers on the red carpet "Karl made this for me."

Julianne Moore in Chanel couture

The Karl Lagerfeld designed Chanel dress was custom made for the star by 27 workers who totted up a total of 987 hours making the dress (that's 41 days).

The sequin gown is made up of 80,000 sequins and flowers which were all handpainted.

Leslie Fremar, Moore stylist explained to Style.com the process that went in to creating the look:

"He [Karl Lagerfeld] painted her this magnificent sketch, it was beautiful, kind of abstract—it needs to be framed type of art. Then at the couture show there was this pink top and skirt that we loved. So he went back and did another painting to make it into a gown. It was 27 people that made it and 965 hours of work. The entire dress is painted that color."

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