Penelope Cruz's Chanel Couture Gown Took Nearly 300 Hours To Embroider

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The actress stunned on tonight's Emmys red carpet

Arriving at tonight's Emmy Awards, Penelope Cruz was a vision in a feathered, icy blue gown by Chanel Haute Couture.

Looking like the high fashion version of a modern-day Cinderella, the actress's custom Chanel gown was made of silk tulle, iridescent beads, and strands of feathers. Topping off the already ornately detailed gown was a bodice adorned with 8,000 pieces including white and iridescent blue organza flowers, beads, and feathers. The bodice itself took a cool 280 hours to hand-embroider.

Penelope Cruz in Chanel Couture Gown

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Penelope Cruz in Chanel for Emmys

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Although the gown was a custom design, it was inspired by a look from Chanel Haute Couture's Spring 2017 collection. The original runway design featured the same silky grey strands of feathers.

Chanel 2017 Spring Collection

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Cruz is nominated tonight for her role as Donatella Versace in American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace. In a red carpet with E!'s Giuliana Rancic, Cruz spoke about her admiration for Donatella, "She's very inspiring, she has a wonderful personality. She's gone through so much, she has proven to be strong in so many situations, very difficult situations, so I felt a lot of compassion for what happened with her brother and even if I never met him, in the middle of that horrible thing, she had to carry the ability of the entire company."

Despite the Versace family publicly bashing the FX show, the actress also revealed she would never have taken the role without Donatella's permission, "I called Donatella and asked for her opinion. And I thought, without that I wouldn't have been able to say yes, I needed that kind of blessing. I think she knows how much I like her and respect her."


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