Nairobi News

ChillaxWhat's Hot

Lupita dazzles at Oscars with gown coated with 6,000 pearls

Ever wonder just how much work goes into the making of an Oscar gown?

Hundreds of thousands of hours, to start.

Actress Lupita Nyong'o poses on the red carpet for the 87th Oscars on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO
Actress Lupita Nyong’o poses on the red carpet for the 87th Oscars on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO

That doesn’t include the millions of beads, sequins, hand-sewn appliques, and hundreds of human hands that come together to construct each look.

Lupita Nyong’o, for example, wore a custom Calvin Klein gown by designer Francisco Costa to the 2015 Academy Awards on Sunday night.

The floor-length white gown (this season’s hottest color) is coated with over 6,000 pearls.

In fact, from the waist up, it’s basically jewelry.

Nyong’o, who presented the Best Supporting Actor Oscar to JK Simmons for Whiplash, accessorized the beaded halter neck with statement earrings and sparkling rings on both hands.