Get a behind-the-scenes look at the voluminous velvet design.
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Academy Awards Red Carpet 2022
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Even if you've never stepped foot on an Academy Awards red carpet (or any red carpet for that matter), you can imagine just how special the night can be — especially for the talent, who always show up dressed to impress. Laverne Cox's Oscars dress by August Getty Atelier, for instance, was the epitome of glam as she hosted E!'s red carpet pre-show. And according to the designer who made it, the voluminous, velvet look really was a dream come true.

Laverne Cox Oscars 2022 Gown
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"I'm humbled and honored to be dressing Laverne for the Academy Awards," Getty told InStyle over email, sharing some behind-the-scenes photos from the night. "It has been a collaborative process, a conversation between two likeminded artists."

Laverne Cox Oscars 2022 Gown
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Cox's dress, adds Getty, was more than just a pretty piece. This inspiration behind the look was all about "communicating classical beauty and modernism," and even brought some intense emotion during the design process.

"It's safe to say I've shed quite a few tears of joy while working with such a trailblazer," says Getty, about teaming up with the Inventing Anna star. "The moment will forever hold a place in my heart."

Laverne Cox Oscars 2022 Gown
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It's safe to say it'll hold a place in our hearts, too — and Oscars red carpet history, where the stunning piece will live on as one of the best gowns from 2022.