Published on February 23rd, 2015 | by0
2015 Oscars Red Carpet by the Numbers: $7.5 Million in Diamonds, 6,000 Pearls, 9 Versace Dresses & More!
The curtains have closed on the 2015 Oscars, but we’re still all agog about those red carpet gowns!
And even more than just dresses, we’re interested in numbers—which is why we counted the most worn designers, common color for suits and carried-on-the-carpet clutches. With a little bit of research (and a lot of day-after-the-Oscars caffeine) we’ve also rounded up the most interesting facts and tidbits about the custom gowns and ultra-luxe gems on the carpet. Read on for the digits we found most staggering below!
6,000: Pearls on custom Calvin Klein Collection column gown Lupita Nyong’o wore. (It’s still unclear how much a 6,000 pearl-adorned gown actually weighs, however.)
80,000: Hand-painted sequins adorning Oscar winner Julianne Moore‘s Chanel Haute Couture gown, which was designed by Karl Lagerfeld, sewn by 27 people and finished in, oh, just 987 hours.
25: Number of people it took to craft Lady Gaga‘s custom Alaïa gown (in no less than 1,600 hours). This, by the way, is the one (and only one) custom-made dress that Azzedine Alaïa has designed for a star to wear on the red carpet.
0: Number of red dishwashing gloves that were hurt in the gown-creation process.
Staggering Jewelry Looks
$ 2.5 million: The value of Jennifer Lopez‘s Neil Lane jewelry, which included 20-carat diamond drop earrings and three diamond and platinum rings (one with a trendy heart-shaped design).
$ 2.2 million: The value of Dakota Johnson‘s Forevermark jewelry, which included a cool 100-carats of diamonds.
And the Priciest Looks of All
$ 7.2 million: Rough cost of Nicole Kidman‘s Harry Winston jewelry look, including the jeweler’s 82-carat “caftan diamond” bracelet.
$ 7.5 million: Rough cost of Rita Ora‘s Lorraine Schwartz jewelry look, including 40-carat, Victorian-inspired diamond drop earrings and a 25-carat champagne diamond ring.
Most Popular Designers
9: Number of Versace dresses worn at the Oscars and post-Oscars after-parties (we noted 3 Atelier Versace “naked dresses”—a big after-parties trend).
8: Number of Zuhair Murad dresses worn at the Oscars and post-Oscars after-parties.
9: Prada suits on the red carpet (we spotted them on Ansel Elgort, Miles Teller, Emmanuel Lubezki, Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu, Ethan Hawke, Common, Jason Schwartzman, Emmanuel Lubezki and Andrey Zvyagintsev).
A Shoe Tie
5: Christian Louboutin heels worn on the red carpet (on Emma Stone, Kerry Washington, Sienna Miller, Faith Hill and Behati Prinsloo).
5: Jimmy Choo heels worn on the red carpet (on Meryl Streep, Jennifer Hudson, Lorelei Linklater, Anna Faris and Karolina Kurkova).
1: Jedi Master on the red carpet (Disney CEO Bob Iger‘s wife Willow Bay in Rodarte).
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