Millions worth diamonds, pearls, gowns rule Oscars red carpet
The red carpet fashion at the just concluded Oscars 2015 was a very expensive affair and has set the tongues wagging about Lupita Nyongo'o's 6000-pearls encrusted gown and USD 7.2 million jewels worn by Nicole Kidman.
Los Angeles: The red carpet fashion at the just concluded Oscars 2015 was a very expensive affair and has set the tongues wagging about Lupita Nyongo'o's 6000-pearls encrusted gown and USD 7.2 million jewels worn by Nicole Kidman.
Former Oscar winner and this year's presenter Nyong'o's Calvin Klein white gown was the talk of the evening- thanks to the 6,000 pearls that adorned the garment.
The rough cost of Nicole Kidman's Harry Winston jewellery, which included a 82-carat caftan diamond bracelet was USD 7.2 million, while Rita Ora's Lorraine Schwartz pieces, including 40-carat, Victorian-inspired diamond drop earrings and a 25-carat champagne diamond ring, was prized at USD 7.5 million.
The value of Jennifer Lopez's Neil Lane jewellery, which included 20-carat diamond drop earrings and three diamond and platinum rings was USD 2.5 million.
Newcomer Dakota Johnson also made a statement on the red carpet with her USD 2.2 million Forevermark pieces.
After wearing the most expensive outfit (USD 18.1 million worth Armani gown and jewellery) ever worn at the Oscars in 2014, this year Cate Blanchett went for a more subtle look in a sophisticated John Galliano for Maison Margiela dress.
The two-time Oscar winner, who presented the Academy Award for best actor, teamed the sleek high-necked black number with a statement Tiffany & Co turquoise necklace.
Not just money, but a lot of hard work went into creating these stars' looks for the biggest awards night.
Oscar winner Julianne Moore's Chanel Haute Couture gown, which was designed by Karl Lagerfeld, was sewn by 27 people and took 987 hours to complete, reported E! News.
The hand-painted dress was made with a whopping 80,000 sequins.
Lady Gaga's custom Azzedine Alaia ball gown had taken 1,600 hours to finish with 25 people working on it.
Versace emerged as the most popular designer on the red carpet and the after parties as a total of nine celebrities rocked creations of the brand.
When it came to shoes Christian Louboutin and Jimmy Choo heels came out victorious with as many as 10 celebrities turning up in them.
Judith Leiber clutches were most carried on the red carpet at the 87th Academy Awards.
All the glitter aside, the actresses this year campaigned for #AskHerMore which encourages journalists to ask the women more than about the designers outfits that they wore.