What went into the making of Marion Cotillard's Oscar dress


What went into the making of Marion Cotillard’s Oscar dress

The look exploded on Twitter, now enter the Dior atelier to see how it got made

By ELLE team  February 25th, 2015

You’ve seen the dress that helped Marion Cotillard make it to our best-dressed list – now you can enter the atelier and see how it got made.

Minutes after the best actress nominee spoke to Ryan Seacrest about this dress, Twitter exploded with applause for Cotillard – you know, for being the among the few to say “Dior Haute Couture” right.

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Well, she is French. What did they expect?

Turns out the atelier spent a whopping 400 hours on this dress alone. For inspiration, they dug into the archives, and referenced Mr Dior’s scaled dress from 1950. Crafting this openwork jacquard, with hand-chopped cut-work, and embroidering it with sequins was clearly no mean feat.

Flip through the gallery to enter the atelier