Margot Robbie’s Oscars dress took over 600 hours to make

And why she almost had a red carpet disaster

By now, you’ve probably seen all the fabulous Oscars red carpet dresses, including Margot Robbie’s white Chanel gown.

What you might not know is that although the custom haute couture gown looked simple enough, it actually took over 600 hours to make. We repeat, 600 hours.

It was made by Karl Lagerfeld himself, and the top featured a corset, with straps of crystal tubes filled with white camellias, a nod to Gabrielle Chanel’s favourite flowers.

It was that little detail that required all the work, with fourteen artists taking 550 hours to create the flowers and straps, according to her stylist Kate Young, interviewed by InStyle.

After that, it took an extra 130 hours to put the dress together.

If that doesn’t sound dramatic enough, the actress, nominated for her role in I, Tonya, almost suffered a red carpet fail when one of the straps fell off. Luckily, her assistant had a sewing kit and you would never know anything went wrong.

Margot finished off her look with a silver Chanel handbag and statement jewellery. One of the best looks of the night if we’re honest…

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