Penelope Cruz in Chanel Haute Couture
For every midnight blue flutter on Penelope Cruz
's dress, there was a heart fluttering as she walked by at the 2008 ceremony. "I really love Penelope, especially in Pedro Almodovar movies, where you realize her irresistible charm embodies seduction itself," says Karl Lagerfeld
. "I designed this dress in a flash, since I had already had a vision of her in it for Oscar nightall feathers and organza in navy blue, the ultimate chic color for Penelope. It took 200 hours to create the dressand five fittingsto ensure it was perfection."