Photography: Grégoire Vieille

Stylist: Petra Flannery
Outfit: custom Louis Vuitton by Nicolas Ghesquière
Makeup Artist: Rachel Goodwin using Sisley Paris assisted by Alexis Oakley
Hairstylist: Mara Roszak using Leonor Greyl assisted by Kiley Fitzgerald
Colorist: Tracey Cunningham assisted by Fríða Aradóttir
Manicurist: Emi Kudo using OPI
Jewelry: Louis Vuitton High Jewelry Collection

Emma Stone may not have won a prize, but she definitely won a lot of attention on the red carpet of the Academy Awards2019.

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She was nominated in the category Best Supporting Actress for her role in the movie The Favourite which was itself nominated in several other categories.

She wore–no surprise–a burgundy custom Louis Vuitton column gown with sharp shoulder accents, a dress embroidered with sequins, pearls and beads that made quite the stir online.

According to the Maison, it was no easy task either according to a PEOPLE article: “The embroidery took 712 hours plus 22 hours to adjust it after shrinkage. The artwork was made by 2 people in 5 days. It was quite difficult because the design was geometrical and the team had to reduce and increase the elements dimensions without changing their total number.”

Per a interview: “The design was embellished with 30,000 Swarovski crystals, 200,000 golden pearls, 260,000 pear-shaped sequins, 16,400 feet of silver thread and 23,000 feet of golden thread.”

Makeup artist Rachel Goodwin explained to Allure her thought process behind the makeup she chose to create on the actress: “I did a really deep copper on her eyes and I kept it really graphic—sort of clean and simple.”

“There was really no color anywhere else on her face. It’s very neutral everywhere else—pale lips with a little bit of gold flecks to tie the texture together and soft peach cheeks. […] I wanted her to be able to enjoy the champagne, enjoy the celebration with her friends, and not be thinking about a lip all evening.”

“I didn’t want to cover up her freckles. Her complexion is so naturally beautiful. I used a little bit of foundation, but I kept it really minimal, and just used a little bit of concealer where needed, like under the eyes.”

If you want to know the exact products her MUA used on her, check the article here.

Nail artist Emi Kudo used an OPI nail polish in the shade The Beige of Reason to complete the look, trying not to take anything away from the already complicated dress.


The Favourite is a 2018 period black comedy film directed by Yorgos Lanthimos.

Set in early 18th century Great Britain, the film’s plot examines the relationship between two cousins, SarahDuchess of Marlborough (played by Rachel Weisz) and Abigail Masham (played by Emma Stone), who challenge each other to be Court favorite of Queen Anne (played by Olivia Colman).

Such a treat for the eyes if you love costumes and period dramas.

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