Lady Gaga's Dior SAGS dress took 250 hours to make

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Let's be honest, the real highlight of this awards season has been Lady Gaga's red carpet looks so far (we're calling it #gagawatch). I mean, there was that Valentino Golden Globes gown which was potentially a nod to Judy Garland.

Then there was her SAGS Dior dress which has debuted on the Paris Haute Couture runway just SIX days earlier. No biggie.

Now the team at Dior has given us a behind-the-scenes look into the creation of the dress, and it's as extra as Gaga herself.

Picture by Sophie Carre

First off, it 250 hours of work, and a whole lot of fabric. We're talking six meters of tafta, and 15 meters of fabric.

All the details you can see on the neckline and hem of the dress has also been fringed by hand.

Don't know about you, but can't wait to see what comes next.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.