Many fashion pieces have gone down in history. This is the case with Natalie Portman’s iconic black and gold dress worn at the 92nd Academy Awards in Los Angeles. The star’s look is especially known for its flawless embroidery and finishes, which required 280 hours of work for the cape and 600 hours for the rest of the dress! The actress thus made a remarkable appearance wearing a fluid dress signed Dior which allowed the star to send a very committed silent message.
Because this impeccable look of Natalie Portman actually hides a very strong symbolism. Indeed, the star wished to denounce the lack of parity of the Oscars ceremony. Dressed in a long flowing silk tulle dress, the actress had the names of the forgotten directors at the 2020 Oscars embroidered on her woolen cape. We could thus read the names in golden letters of talented women who did not have were selected in the Best Director category as: Lorene Scafaria (Queens), Lulu Wang (L’Adieu), Greta Gerwig (Les Filles du Docteur March), Mati Diop (Atlantic), Marielle Heller (An extraordinary friend), Melina Matsoukas ( Queen & Slim), Alma Har’el (Honey Boy) or Céline Sciamma (Portrait of the Girl on Fire).
Natalie Portman: the 92nd Oscars ceremony marked by its tribute to women
“I wanted to pay tribute in my own way to the women who have not been recognized for their incredible work this year,” Natalie Portman told reporters at the Los Angeles Times. Coincidence of the evening, Kathryn Bigelow (Editor’s note: Oscar winner for best film in 2010) won the Oscar for best director and best film, ten years earlier. An anniversary unfortunately marked by the absence of many women during the ceremony. There is no doubt, this dress will forever be in the fashion pantheon.
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