A lot has happened during this years Oscars Red Carpet Event. Eminem surprised the crowd with his hit song "Lose Yourself. J.Lo missed the event and had a dinner date with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Joaquin Phoenix's amazing speech about cruelty, abuse and equality and my favorite Natalie Portman made a fashion and a feminist statement that turned heads at the red carpet event.
She wore a gorgeous black and gold Dior Haute Couture gown with a black cape. What was unique about this particular cape was a small detail that featured the names of the directors who were not nominated in the top directing category. This was such a sweet way to support her fellow friends and women in general.
"I wanted to recognize the women who were not recognized for their incredible work this year in my subtle way" - Natalie Portman (Lost Angeles Times).
We solute you our queen and here is a close up just in case you missed the moment.
Here are some of the names and the movies they directed:
- Céline Sciamma, Portrait of a Lady on Fire
- Alma Har'el, Honey Boy
- Greta Gerwig, Little Women
- Lorena Scafaria, Hustlers
- Lulu Wang, The Farewell
- Mati Diop, Atlantics
- Marielle Heller, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
- Melina Matsoukas, Queen and Slim
This isn't the first time Natalie Portman has expressed her displeasure. Fun fact: In the History of the Academy awards, only five women who have been nominated for the best director. This year there were no women directors nominated. They have a long way to go to improve the gender equality. There are so many wonderful women directors that are smart, qualified and deserving of the win.
Inside The Making of the Dress:
This magnificent Dior gown is made out of fluid silk tulle which is a lightweight soft, gauzy, transparent fabric. It required 600 hours of six artisans to finish the dress that reached the standards of couture Dior. The beautiful gold embroidery of wild flowers and wheat was created by a Vermont atelier in Paris. It was inspired from spring/summer 2020 collection - nature and diversity. The cape was made out of wool and silk and it required additional 280 hours of 2 artisans to finish it.
Here are some of the pics: