Cate Blanchett, 1999
When it came to her stunning bespoke gown, Cate Blanchett
had a vision. Said John Galliano
to author Bronwyn Cosgrave in Made for Each Other: Fashion and the Academy Awards
: "The hummingbirds, the embroidery, the colorit was her idea to put the embroidery on the back, and she was right. She was so precise, Cate. She knew exactly what she wanted. It was a true collaboration." And, bonus, according to Blanchett, the knit dress (trimmed with Lesage embroidery) was comfortable as well!