Margot Robbie Mends Her Own Oscars Dress After Suffering A Wardrobe Malfunction
Wardrobe malfunction is not unusual on the red carpet and stars like Academy Award nominee Margot Robbie had to improvise when her dress snapped.
Robbie graced the Oscars red carpet in an ivory Chanel Haute Couture dress accentuated with beaded, draped-off shoulder straps. Reports said that Robbie's dress was perfect for the photo-ops, but as she entered Dolby Theater, one of the straps snapped loose.
Instead of calling her designer or a seamstress in panic, Robbie borrowed a sewing kit and fixed the gown herself. The Oscar nominee for Best Actress said she got no time to wait for somebody to do the sewing.
The 600-Hour Gown
Robbie's custom Chanel Haute Couture gown is made by the German creative director and designer Karl Lagerfeld. In an interview, Lagerfeld said that he wanted Robbie to look both real and elegant in her dress.
"The thing about having couture is that it's made for you and for your body," Lagerfeld said."Even though it's fancy, it's comfortable and easy. And I wanted to reflect that. I didn't want her to look trussed up and bedazzled. I wanted her to look real and elegant."
Robbie's couture dress was made by 14 people and took a total of 600 hours. Lagerfeld's staff spent 550 hours for the embroidery and the corsage plus another 130 hours for the assembling of the dress.
The 27-year-old I, Tonya star sported the event with a shorter bob, light-toned makeup, and minimalist accessories to highlight her couture dress.
Family On The Sidelines
Robbie is known for her exceptional performances in The Wolf of Wall Street and Suicide Squad, which landed her several accolades including People's Choice Award for Favorite Action Movie Actress and Empire Award for Best Female Newcomer.
Despite her fame and excellence in Hollywood, Robbie revealed that her family was not always supportive of her career.
"My family has no connection to the entertainment industry whatsoever, so when I started acting, everyone was like, 'That's fun, but when are you going to actually get a real job? And that went on for years," Robbie said.
However, her family's disapproval did not stop her from pursuing acting. At the age of 17, she got accepted for the role of a bisexual teen in the soap opera Neighbors through a casting call.
Three years later, she sealed a contract with Management 360 and consequently moved to Los Angeles while working on a drama series Pan Am. It was her role at Pan Am that landed her Leonardo DiCaprio's on-screen partner Naomi Lapaglia in The Wolf of Wall Street.