16 Things You Didn't Know About These Showstopping Oscars Looks
The nominee rode to the red carpet standing in a Mercedes van to stay wrinkle-free.
Her stylist, Elizabeth Saltzman, road along with Saoirse to keep the train on her "ethereal" Calvin Klein by Appointment pink strapless dress from touching the ground.
The star had the most liked Instagram image of the night.
The only photo Zendaya posted to Instagram Sunday night was a full length shot of her pleated Giambattista Valli Haute Couture gown, simply captioned “Oscars 2018.” But one was all she needed to rack up more than 2 million likes – and to drive promoted 15 million impressions to the photo's only tag, Bulgari.
MARY J. BLIGE
Her stylist went big on the diamonds to commemorate her record-breaking year.
Blige made history by being the first person to be nominated for an acting performance and for original song. “Tonight is a huge moment for Mary," her stylist Law Roach told PEOPLE of her Atelier Versace gown and Forevermark jewelry. "We selected these remarkable statement pieces because I wanted her look this evening to be just as memorable and iconic as she is."
It took 10 people to make his hand-beaded jacket.
The Black Panther star was the first-ever man to wear an item from the Givenchy Haute Couture menswear collection on the carpet – and what a debut it was. "It took 10 people and hundreds of hours to hand-bead the coat," his stylist Ashley Weston told PEOPLE. "I wanted something regal for him, and that was a nod to the incredible wardrobe Ruth Carter created for [his character] T'Challa in Black Panther: small details with maximum impact. [Givenchy Creative Director] Clare Waight Keller did a spectacular job creating this piece of art for us."
The Oscar winner knew her long-sleeve Reem Acra red gown was the one the second she saw it.
"We sat down together and this was the one that jumped out immediately at both of us," her stylist Tara Swennen told PEOPLE, thanks to its shape, color and those "angel" sleeves. "This silhouette could only be pulled off by a very tall and statuesque figure so we were immediately drawn to it for Allison."
Her feathery couture dress took 500 hours to create.
The actress' Dior Haute Couture tea-length dress, made from 23 feet of tulle and embroidered with green peacock feathers, took more than 20 days to complete.
Beanie found her $3,995 Oscars dress at Saks Fifth Avenue -- and it's still available to shop now!
The Lady Bird star (who wore her prom dress to the Golden Globes) found her Sachin & Babi Ahluwalia Oscars gown on the racks at Saks Fifth Avenue and immediately knew she needed to wear it down the red carpet. "Beanie saw it at the store and then approached us and then came in for a fitting with her mother. We love her, we all saw her in Hello Dolly,” a representative from the brand said. And if you're looking to wear her ombré tulle sequin gown to your next glam event, it's still available at saksfifthavenue.com.
His silver lapel pin was symbolic.
Meaningful male accessories were a major trend (hi, Jordan Peele, Sam Rockwell and Lin Manuel Miranda), and Common’s Tiffany & Co. lapel pin was no exception. His stylist Micaela Erlanger explained that in the context of the Time's Up environment, “it symbolized sort of unlocking the past and [an] opportunity for forward movement and forward thinking."
LAKEITH STANFIELD, ZOEY DEUTCH, FAYE DUNAWAY, EMMA WATSON
All four stars championed sustainable fashion through their looks at the Academy Awards and afterparties.
Lakeith and Zoey both participated in the Red Carpet Green Dress Campaign when Lakeith donned a silk Ermenegildo Zegna Couture tux made from a special, sturdy silk material and Zoey wore an Elie Saab archival gown featuring handmade embroidery that respects artisanal craftsmanship.
Faye wore the same Esteban Cortazar dress that she wore to last year's Oscars red carpet, and Emma wore a $5,890 Vrai & Oro’s Baguette diamond tennis bracelet that's made from sustainably grown diamonds.
Helen was dripping in over 140 carats of Harry Winston diamonds.
"I have 144 favorite things about this look: one for each carat of Harry Winston around her neck," her stylist Lee Harris told PEOPLE about Helen's cushion-cut sapphire and diamond wreath necklace.
Elisabeth was "so chill" about the getting-ready process for her first Oscars.
"Honestly Lizzie is so chill," Karla Welch said about dressing Elisabeth in a custom Dior Haute Couture gown for her first Oscars red carpet. "We just relax and have a cocktail. There is zero stress!"
Rita rewore her 1962 Oscars gown 56 years later.
The presenter made a few alterations in order to rewear the elegant black-and-gold gown she had custom-made in the Philippines the year she won for her turn in West Side Story more than 50 years ago. "It's been hanging in my closet and I go and stroke it now and then,” she told PEOPLE TV, saying that she hadn't even kept it in a garment bag: “It didn't tarnish; it's amazing."
The actor's stylist knew the only person who could pull off a red velvet tux was Armie.
Stylist Ilaria Urbinati told PEOPLE that she worked with the Armani design team on this red velvet custom suit because "I knew if anyone could pull it off, he could." She also kept the look streamlined by leaving out a contrasting lapel or pant stripe. "I didn't want any black on it, not even the button. Because to me that goes 'Hugh Hefner' or 'Dracula' fast. I wanted the look as clean as possible since it’s a lot going on with the color and the fabric."
Margot's red carpet accessories were almost going to be completely different.
As the new face of Chanel, Margot and her stylist Kate Young did "a ton" of research on their favorite dresses by the brand to put together her Chanel Haute Couture white gown with beaded straps. And once she saw the final gown, Kate decided to ditch the initial bag and big jewelry she picked out and went with a "cool and modern" clear clutch and delicate, "more pesonal" jewelry.
Her stylist cut her sleeves off minutes before she hit the red carpet.
The Olympic medalist may not feel as comfortable on the carpet as she does on the slopes, but she handles major curves on both like a pro. Just an hour before the ceremony, her custom Christian Siriano dress had a minor malfunction, so her stylist, Jeff Kim, cut off the sleeves right before she hit the carpet.
There was a secret slimming effect to Jane's gown.
Her beaded Balmain gown was part of designer Olivier Rousteing's very first "44 François premier" collection and included all of Jane's "traditional trademarks," her stylist Tanya Gill told PEOPLE. "It is structured and sophisticated with a strong modern silhouette that shows off her youthful physique." She explained that the inverted lapels directed attention to Jane's face and the strong shoulder created "a visually smaller waist."