Everybody’s getting ready for the big Red Carpet Event. Now that the strike’s off, people want to really make this Oscar night a celebration.
Swarovski teamed up with Rodarte, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Libertine, Jovovich-Hawk, Alabama Chanin to make one-of-a-kind dresses embroided with selected diamonds. The results were exhibited from Tuesday at Chateau Marmont (bungalow one) and will remain there until tomorrow.
As for the dresses – 3.1 Phillip Lim’s dress is named “Galaxy” and features Cartier antique brooch cast in platinum, white gold, brilliant, round and single-cut diamonds. Alabama Chanin’s dress is made with Jaipur’s Gem Palace ($50,000 worth of rough diamond beads along the neckline), Jovovich-Hawk chose Camilla Dietz Bergeron for a silver-topped gold and diamond necklace set with European cut diamonds, Libertine teamed up with Neil Lane using 21 of their brooches. As for Rodarte, they used Van Cleef & Arpels incorporating five diamond-and-enamel butterfly and rose brooches into their gown.
On display at Chateau Marmont there will be lots and lots of sparkling diamonds, some of the pieces have never been presented before, so it makes Chateau Marmont a rather interesting place to visit.
I’m having troubles deciding which one of the five dresses I like. However, the Alabama Chanin looks like a curtain, so it’s a definitely no, the Jovovich-Hawk has a casual look to it, so it’s no for the Red Carpet (that was the original target, right?), Phillip Lim’s looks like a tulle sac wrapped and folded around the neck (so I guess that makes it a no), Libertine’s 1930s inspired dress looks simple and … well… black. (I’ve something against black, so it’s a no), that lives us with nothing more than Rodarte’s ballerina dress.
What about your choices? Share with me, please (before we actually see who chose what for the big night).