Her Dior look was nothing short of iconic.

By Samantha Sutton
Jan 06, 2020 @ 5:15 pm
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We never know what to expect when Charlize Theron shows up on a red carpet. While she's worn her fair share of elegant, classic designs, she also isn't above trying a tricky-to-pull-off trend. So, it makes sense that, for the 2020 Golden Globes, the actress decided to go for the best of both worlds.

On one hand, her Dior Haute Couture gown was pretty timeless, including a sheer bustier top as well as Grecian-Goddess-like draping. On the other, it was the color that initially caught our eye and helped Theron stand out in the crowd. That bright green shade was pretty hard to miss as the star posed for the cameras.

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Still, like most of what we saw Sunday night, the best part of Theron's look was something that was invisible to the average person. After the show, we learned that it took 200 hours of craftsmanship to bring this creation to life — a fascinating detail that made us curious about the work that went on behind-the-scenes.

Thankfully, Dior provided InStyle with a few exclusive photos as well as a video of the process, and they're 100 percent worth checking out.


The amount of time it took to make Theron's Golden Globes dress adds up to more than a week's worth of work.


The piece was made up of silk crêpe, which was then hand-draped.


That electric color came from a dye from Dior called 'apple green'.

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That eye-catching shade especially popped when paired with a black bustier. We love a contrasting combo!


Theron's dress was classic meets statement-making, and definitely one of the best looks of the night. You can hear the star and her stylist, Leslie Fremar, speak about the process, below.