Celebrity stylist Elizabeth Stewart talks to BAZAAR.com about last night’s showstopping look.
After winning the Academy Award for Best Actress at last year’s ceremony, Jessica Chastain returned to the Oscars stage at Los Angeles’s Dolby Theatre last night. So, how exactly does an Academy Award winner dress? In head-to-toe Gucci, of course.
“[Gucci] has an uncanny way of capturing her spirit with their designs,” Elizabeth Stewart, Chastain’s stylist, tells BAZAAR.com
The star—who won her first Oscar for her starring role in The Eyes of Tammy Faye—attended the 95th annual Academy Awards last night as one of the evening’s A-list presenters. She joined Halle Berry in handing off the gold statuette for Best Actress to Michelle Yeoh.
For the historic occasion, Chastain and Stewart teamed up with the Italian fashion house to deliver a timeless red-carpet look. This included a strapless gown completely embellished with glimmering silver crystals and sequins. The dress also included a plunging deep V-neckline, black trim details at the bustier, and an attached black train.
“The dress is sleek and minimalist and iconic and glamorous all at the same time. It captures Jessica’s vibe on a sartorial and practical level,” Stewart explains. “She is currently on Broadway, and we needed a dress she would love and would fit impeccably, with very minimal fitting time.”
The true centerpiece of the outfit, however, was the 18-carat white gold sparkler that hung around Chastain’s neck, courtesy of Gucci High Jewelry. The Lionhead necklace displayed a dazzling 80 carats’ worth of tsavorites and diamonds. (As the face of the luxe designer jewelry brand, we’d expect nothing less from Chastain!)
The entire ensemble, coupled with her dramatic glam and soft wavy hairdo, provided a much-appreciated modern take on Old Hollywood glamour.
During this past awards circuit, Chastain made multiple notable appearances while relying on Gucci High Jewelry to make a statement.
At the Screen Actor Guild Awards, she amped up the glamour in a hot pink Zuhair Murad gown paired with chandelier earrings by Gucci. And at the Golden Globes, she styled her crystal web Oscar de la Renta dress with an array of glittering Gucci rings.