Fashion It Took 1,200 Hours to Make Charlize Theron's Tiny Gold Mini Dress Just wait until you see the process. 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 Updated on November 13, 2019 @ 02:00PM Pin Share Tweet Email Photo: Steven Ferdman/Getty Images Sometimes, we see a celebrity wearing a dress and think "ooh, pretty," not immediately realizing all the work and time it took to create that specific look. But thankfully, Dior is here to tell us what's up. The fashion house revealed that the golden mini Charlize Theron wore while hosting her Africa Outreach Project Fundraiser didn't just happen overnight; two people spent 1,200 hours in total putting it together. And yes, there are photos. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images The actress looked stunning while walking the red carpet in the strapless, fringed piece, but seeing how the design came together makes us truly appreciate its beauty. Of course, it all started with a single sketch. Courtesy The bustier part was created separately, and close up, you can really see the white gauze with gold leather embroidery. Courtesy These details! Courtesy Then the skirt was added... Courtesy Elle Fanning’s 1950s-Inspired Cannes Look Took Over 400 Hours to Make As well as all that fringe. Courtesy Clearly, this piece was meant to steal the style spotlight. Courtesy And it definitely succeeded. We'll be thinking about Theron's Dior dress for a long time, especially now that we've seen these images.