Inside Gal Gadot's Transformation Into a 'Rock Princess' for the 2020 Oscars

All the exclusive details on how the actress and Oscar presenter prepped for Hollywood's biggest night

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01 of 05

Getting Oscar-Ready with Gal Gadot!

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For Gal Gadot's second-ever trip to the Academy Awards, the Wonder Woman pulled out all the stops: from enlisting the help of her trusted glam squad to co-create a "rock princess" vibe, to picking out a Tiffany & Co. necklace worthy of a super heroine. Click through for PEOPLE's inside look at her prep process.

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Squad Goals!

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While stylist Elizabeth Stewart focused on Gadot's Givenchy Haute Couture gown and Stuart Weitzman sandals, makeup artist Sabrina Bedrani and hairstylist Mark Townsend got down to beauty business.

Bedrani gave the Revlon ambassador a power lip using the brand's Super Lustrous The Luscious Mattes in So Lit (an orange shade) and gave her cheeks a "natural flush" with Revlon Blush in Rose Bomb. "The top [of her dress] being black I wanted to give her a pop of color."

Townsend thought a "classic French twist" would complement the look perfectly. To fight humidity and impart shine, he sprayed Dove Go Active Dry Conditioner throughout her second-day hair. Then he concentrated Dove Volume & Fullness Dry Shampoo at the roots for lasting lift.

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And About that Necklace...

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Valued at over two million dollars, Gadot's Tiffany & Co. Clara necklace featured over 76 carats of diamonds, and took nearly two years to complete. Lucky for the Oscar presenter, it was finished right before the main event. Gadot paired the stunner with earrings and a ring, also by Tiffany & Co.

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Gadot's Getting Ready Ritual

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Gadot prepped at the Sunset Tower Hotel, alongside her trusted team. She snacked on a lobster tacos and salad, as well as a few sweet treats (cookies and strawberries) while a mix of pop and hip-hop played in her room.

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Ready, Prep, Go!

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"We wanted to try something different and fun so we went for a full couture ballskirt," says Stylist Elizabeth Stewart. The skirt alone was created with 38 meters of tulle, organza and lace. And the entire piece took 1,800 hours to complete! "Gal’s Givenchy look was very rock princess--a modern, couture take on a classic theme."

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