These pictures of the process are fascinating.

By Samantha Sutton
May 07, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
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Once the initial shock of those Met Gala looks wear off, we start thinking about what went on behind-the-scenes before the first Monday in May. Designers and celebrities had to be paired up. Inspiration had to strike. And so many — so many — hours had to be spent creating, sewing, and piecing together something that would leave us stunned. So was the case when it came to Cara Delevingne's sheer, rainbow-striped Dior jumpsuit. The model-slash-actress totally nailed the theme of the night, Camp: Notes on Fashion, but the process of making her standout ensemble wasn't exactly easy.

Dior shared a details and photos with us, explaining how Cara's look (sans headpiece) came together. The whole thing started with a tulle jumpsuit from Dior Haute Couture's Spring-Summer 2019 collection, and each colorful, satin band was individually sewn on. Altogether, it took two petites-mains a total of 600 hours to make this design, which would total 25 days if they worked non-stop (thankfully, they didn't).

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Seeing how Dior built Cara's look is just as fascinating as when we spotted the star on the pink carpet. We can't pull our eyes away from these zoomed-in photos, and we bet you won't be able to, either.

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Each of these pieces were an individual appliqué on the jumpsuit.

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They were sewn on one by one.

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Up close and oh-so-pretty.

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These colors!

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Clearly, a job like this means careful attention to detail.

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Everything had to be perfect.

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The hard work paid off.

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This look helped Cara stand out in the crowd. One of the best dressed stars of the night!

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