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WHO 19 March 2018

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1 min.
trouble with trains

As I watched Mira Sorvino glide effortlessly down the Oscars red carpet in her Romona Keveza gown, I couldn’t help thinking about the time I wore a train to an awards show. My fashion moment wasn’t quite as elegant. Someone stepped on my train. Stitches burst and my dress headed briefly southward. Note to self, avoid trains unless you have a team of Hollywood-type professionals to protect you from heels, lift doors, escalators and mud. Back to the Oscars: turn the page for stunning red-carpet moments and exclusive backstage access to showbiz’s best parties. Emma Nolan, Editor WHO magazine…

3 min.
grand entrances

En route to get glam for her presenting gig at the 90th Academy Awards on March 4, Nicole Kidman pulled up beside a surprised group of wide-eyed fans in the middle of their Hollywood star-spotting tour.“What are you doing on that bus?” asks Kidman in an Instagram video of the encounter, rolling down her window to greet the vehicle’s stunned passengers. When the thrilled fans pull out their phones to snap a few photos, however, Kidman laughingly tells them she hasn’t“got my hair and makeup done yet!” before speeding away. A few hours later, primped and polished in a sleek Armani Privé gown, she had another surprise run in, crashing the red-carpet interview of Sandra Bullock, her co-star in 1998’s Practical Magic.“She’s doing it again, Nicole Kidman always butts into my…

3 min.
scene stealers

GAL GADOT GIVENCHY The presenter and Wonder Woman star wore a flapper-inspired design and layered on a Tiffany & Co. necklace featuring a 27-carat aquamarine and more than 1,000 diamonds, all of which took over a year to source ethically. “It means so much to get to wear this special custom piece,” she said. SANDRA BULLOCK LOUIS VUITTON Although she was battling her “kid’s cold,” the actress and presenter was all glam in a custom-made silk halter gown, embroidered by hand with black-and-gold sequins. She accessorised her Jimmy Choo clutch with a Time’s Up pin. LUPITA NYONG’O ATELIER VERSACE “Vibranium by Versace #Oscars #WakandaForever,” the actress posted about her Black Panther inspired gown, complemented with Niwaka jewellery. “It encapsulates what a strong, powerful, confident woman would wear,” says her stylist Micaela Erlanger. “It has a ‘wow’ factor!” JENNIFER LAWRENCE DIOR Presenting…

1 min.
runway to red carpet

ALLISON WILLIAMS ARMANI PRIVE The star reached into the archives to find this breathtaking rhinestone-and-crystal-embellished gown from the label’s Fall 2013 collection. “I can’t thank my little-girl self enough for continuing to dream big,” she says of her Oscars experience. ROSIE HUNTINGTONWHITELEY RALPH & RUSSO For a night out at the Vanity Fair party, the model mum wore a shimmering gown with a thigh-high split from the design house’s Spring 2018 collection. BETTY GABRIEL TONY WARD COUTURE The actress, who starred in the Best Original Screenplay winner Get Out, “stepped out of her comfort zone” in this look from the label’s Fall 2017 collection. “The vibe is to just absolutely slay,” she tells WHO of the daring look. MILEY CYRUS PRABAL GURUNG The singer chose a two-tone Prabal Gurung Pre-Fall 2018 gown with strappy sandals and emerald jewellery for her appearance…

4 min.
a bold night

Throughout Hollywood’s awards season, actress Frances McDormand has been equal parts serious and deadpan funny while receiving accolades for her riveting turn as righteous mum Mildred Hayes in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. But clutching her Best Actress Oscar on the Dolby Theatre stage in Los Angeles on March 4, McDormand conceded she was“hyperventilating a little bit” before preaching to a rapturous choir.“If I may be so honoured to have all the female nominees in every category stand with me in this room tonight,”she said, with Meryl Streep leading the way.“Look around, ladies and gentlemen, because we all have stories to tell and projects we need financed.” With that, McDormand reiterated that women meant business. Earlier in the night, Rita Moreno, 86, presented the Foreign Language Film award in the same…

1 min.
making of a dress

The future Mary Poppins and presenter for Best Original Song looked like a spoonful of sugar walking the red carpet in her pale blue Schiaparelli Haute Couture lace gown featuring a leather floral harness, which debuted on the runway several weeks ago (see inset right). “We wanted to go for a whimsical, ethereal look that had a little edge,” her stylist, Jessica Paster, tells WHO, adding that she was drawn to the soft hue because “it looked especially stunning against her blue eyes.” It took three fittings to get the ensemble—which also included Chopard jewels worth some $US320,000—just right. In the end the actress was thrilled. “This dress felt special to me,” she tells WHO. “It’s like nothing I’ve ever worn before!” WHY THIS GOWN WAS ‘THE ONE’ The label’s designer, Bertrand…