On the Official Family first shirt and I will buy this fashion front, Weaver worked with Christian Dior on a special emerald gown for the occasion, which had a draped neckline and a long, pleated skirt. “It moves like a cloud and is certainly one of the most beautiful dresses I’ve ever worn,” said Weaver, adding that it was “made primarily by a brilliant young woman named Séaa, who sewed every bit of it. It’s quite a masterpiece.” The actor first had the idea of working with Dior while working on a project in Paris. “I wanted very much to wear a dress designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri,” she said. “I had been fortunate to see the Christian Dior Haute Couture show. It was a dazzling display of female beauty and strength.” Chiuri designed a special Oscars piece for Weaver in her favorite color, green, using chiffon in two different shades. “It’s not just green,” said Weaver, “it’s green.” Aside from her new Dior dress, Weaver collaborated with someone else new at this year’s Oscars: celebrity stylist Micaela Erlanger. “We had never met, so we had to confer about everything via text,” she said. While this form of dialogue may seem unconventional, Weaver said the two quickly found common ground. “She really came through and brought wonderful ideas and expertise,” Weaver said. “Micaela found stunning vintage jewelry from Fred Leighton and Kwiat, and pulled the whole look together.” Serge Normant on hair, and Brigitte Reiss-Andersen on makeup (using Dior Beauty), also rounded out her glam team for the evening. Once she was fully ready and prepped for the step and repeat, it was then time for Weaver to head toward the venue’s paparazzi-filled carpet—a place she always feels like a newcomer, despite being a seasoned pro. “You have so much adrenaline on the red carpet,” she said. “When I’m looking around, I sometimes see a big movie star or director and I completely forget that I’m supposed to be a movie star, too. I’ll be gazing around with my eyes like saucers, and then I’m asked a question by a journalist and I go, ‘Oh! I’m supposed to be one of these people!’ Once inside the venue, Weaver said the ceremony’s energy was still as magical as it has been in years prior. “I live in New York, so this is a chance to be in a room with my community and celebrate all the great work that’s been done throughout the year,” she said. “It reminds me of why we all went into this crazy industry—this love of sharing stories with an audience.”
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Even before the Official Family first shirt and I will buy this Oscars began, Cynthia Erivo was a winner. Nominated in the best actress category for her performance in Harriet, and best original song for the anthemic “Stand Up,” Erivo was among the event’s MVPs. Though she’s shined all awards season, from the moment she stepped into the Dolby Theatre, she felt the magnitude of the Academy experience. “Last night was proof that dreams do come true,” she shared with Vogue post-show. “I felt like a queen.” That regal vibe was enhanced by a truly epic red carpet look. Styled by Jason Bolden in an ethereal Atelier Versace look, Erivo was a vision. The perfection was achieved with help from Donatella herself; the designer was on hand during the final fitting of the grand ballgown. A pair of second and third looks—a golden high collar Vera Wang for her performance, then pastel Versace for a slew of after-parties—only enhanced the evening. “Of course, to attend the Oscars in a custom Versace dress and perform in a custom Vera Wang dress was the icing on the cake,” says Erivo. With her hair dyed a special shade of pearl blonde by hairstylist Coree Moreno, and makeup artist Terrell Mullin providing a sultry smokey eye, Erivo stole the show as she posed for the throngs of photographers, turning a single night into an opportunity for multiple fashion breakthroughs. Still, her most meaningful experience came when she took the stage and brought the audience to its feet. “To have the opportunity to stand on that stage and perform a song that had such incredible meaning to me was priceless,” she says. “Just being in that room was a gift, but to get a standing ovation from a group of people that I have long admired was a moment I will never forget.” The 92nd Academy Awards took place on Sunday night, and it was eventful, to say the least. From Eminem’s surprise performance to Bong Joon Ho and Parasite’s major sweep, it was a night to remember for all, not just us nonfamous types watching at home. The celebrities attending the Oscars all appeared to have a pretty excellent time, at least from the outside looking in. Brad Pitt schmoozed, Julia Butters got her Project Runway on, women over 50 absolutely crushed it, and Keanu Reeves and his mom were the toast of the red carpet. There were plenty of viral moments and A+ tweets fired off about the night’s events, but some of the best ones came from the Hollywood glitterati themselves.