OSCARS 2017

Exclusive: The Making of Kirsten Dunst’s Oscars 2017 Gown


Courtesy of Dior

When Kirsten Dunst appeared on the 2017 Oscars red carpet, she looked like she was still in character, playing the role of NASA supervisor Vivian Mitchell in Hidden Figures. As it turns out, that wasn’t entirely coincidental because Dunst picked a dress that had roots not too far from the time of the story, 1961. Dunst opted for a sleeveless black gown that was originally designed in 1952 by Christian Dior for the autumn-winter Haute Couture collection. Here, an exclusive look at how the dress was made.

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While vintage Christian Dior is hard to come by, Kirsten Dunst had the luxury of receiving a custom re-creation courtesy of the fashion house.

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“It’s a Christian Dior Haute Couture original created by a master who understood fit and construction,” the actress’s other stylist, Nina Hallworth, told People.

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The sleeveless gown was originally designed in 1952 by Christian Dior for the autumn-winter Haute Couture collection.

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An exclusive look at Kirsten Dunst’s custom Dior dress for the 2017 Oscars.

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An exclusive look at Kirsten Dunst’s custom Dior dress for the 2017 Oscars.

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An exclusive look at Kirsten Dunst’s custom Dior dress for the 2017 Oscars.