News Awards & Events Oscars 'Encanto' 's Stephanie Beatriz's Dior Dress from the 2022 Oscars Included Hundreds of Pleats and a Cape The actress tells InStyle why the intricate design perfect pick — while sharing a behind-the-scenes look as she got ready for the night. By Samantha Sutton Samantha Sutton Instagram Samantha is InStyle's senior fashion editor. She joined the brand in 2019 and oversees the site's fashion coverage, including trend reporting, fashion exclusives, celebrity style interviews, and Fashion Week coverage. InStyle's editorial guidelines Published on March 27, 2022 @ 08:03PM Pin Share Tweet Email Photo: Getty Images What would you wear if you were attending your first-ever Academy Awards? Well, for Stephanie Beatriz — AKA Mirabel from Encanto and Carla from In the Heights — the choice was pretty easy: Dior Haute Couture. The actress stunned in a pleated black gown while walking the red carpet at the 2022 Oscars, making quite the statement as the drapery billowed behind her. However, if you thought the actress' ensemble was gorgeous from afar, just wait until you get a closer look, complete with behind-the-scenes details Beatriz herself shared with InStyle. 01 of 12 How did you know this look was 'the one' for such a big, celebratory night? Courtesy "Dior is a heritage brand that has a long standing relationship with Hollywood films (dating back to Hitchcock!), so to be a part of that legacy for my first time at the Oscars felt exactly right." 02 of 12 What do you love about Dior? Courtesy "Can I tell you a personal story? I used to pore over photos of Dior Haute Couture shows in the library and fell in love. The artistry of the Atelier is renown for a reason — every piece is an impeccable piece of art, handmade with care in Paris, and one of a kind. And that artistry and attention to detail is what Dior does so well." 03 of 12 Courtesy "This particular dress is from the Autumn/Winter 2019 collection that explored the ideas of mystery, magic, and transformation. And that's how I feel when I wear Dior: like a magical transformation has taken place. But truly what Dior does best is simply reveal the magic the wearer already has inside." 04 of 12 Tell us about the details. What do you specifically love about the look? Courtesy "See those tiny pleats? Each and every single one was created by hand in the Atelier in Paris. Every single stitch of this amazing piece of art was all done by hand!" 05 of 12 What about accessories? Courtesy "I'm lucky enough to have borrowed Chopard for today's Oscar ceremony — gorgeous, not heavy, and just really special." 06 of 12 Courtesy The details. 07 of 12 Courtesy What's inside Beatriz's bag. 08 of 12 Courtesy "Everything my stylist Ariel Tunnell and I chose was purposefully reflecting Maria Grazia's vision for the dress: an exploration of female power with a nod to the muses who themselves transform into artists." 09 of 12 What does performing at the Oscars mean to you? Are you nervous? Courtesy "NERVOUS! GET OUT! Wouldn't you be?!" 10 of 12 Courtesy Beatriz getting ready to hit the red carpet. 11 of 12 Are you surprised at how popular Encanto has become? Even beyond the storyline and music, it's produced so many TikTok trends — it feels on another level! Courtesy "It's so exciting and wonderful and heartwarming that this film has entertained and moved so many people. Collectively, human beings deserve whatever happiness they can get right now. We're all so proud that our film is bringing happiness and joy to people." 12 of 12 Courtesy A behind-the-scenes photo of Beatriz and Jason Momoa on the red carpet.