Oscars 2015: The Story Of Julianne Moore’s Incredible Chanel Dress By Numbers

Julianne Moore's Chanel masterpiece was made by Karl Lagerfeld himself.

Julianne Moore took home her first Academy Award at the Oscars 2015 last night. Having stormed awards season, picking up gongs left, right and centre, the star surely had a hunch she was in with a very good chance of winning the Best Actress award. So, very sensibly, she commissioned a one-of-a-kind Chanel creation. You know, just in case.

The masterpiece was apparently designed by Monsieur Karl Lagerfeld himself. White and strapless, the custom-made organza gown was lined with silk crepe and featured a hidden bustier.

According to Chanel, it had 80,000 ‘small white hand-painted resin sequins and flowers made of ivory, beige and black organza, tulle and sequins,’ and took 27 workers 987 hours – that’s about a month-and-a-half, FYI – to create the finished piece.

So here’s to you, Julianne, for ticking two life goals off the list in one night: winning an Oscar and wearing custom Chanel.

Scroll through the gallery above to see the actress’s complete awards season style run. And see the FULL Oscars 2015 winners list here.

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