Janelle Monae's Hand-Embroidered Oscars Gown Took 600 Hours to Make

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Janelle Monáe never disappoints on a red carpet. The actress-singer braved the rain at the 92nd Annual Academy Awards red carpet at Hollywood and Highland on Sunday in a fully hand-embroidered custom Ralph Lauren Collection mesh dress complete with a draped hood and open back.

The look took 600 hours to make and includes over 168,000 Swarovski crystals. At some angles on the red carpet, her gown appeared to be see-through. 

Monáe, 34, paired the exquisite gown with crystal-lacquered silk lamé platform sandals and Forevermark jewelry.

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As for her makeup, the Moonlight star kept it simple, sporting long lashes and a red-orange lip.

Janelle Monae
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Janelle Monáe
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Monáe never disappoints when it comes to jaw-dropping red carpet styles. Check out this Picasso-inspired getup she wore to the Met Gala:


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