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Charlize Theron’s Dior Gown Took 1000 Hours to Create

Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron is one of the most gorgeous actresses in Hollywood, and she’s long been known as one of the Hollywood’s golden girls. Now she’s quite literally a golden girl in her new Dior ad. Theron is the face of J’Adore Dior, and in her new ad she’s dressed from head to toe in a gleaming gold gown that took a record number of hours to make for the gorgeous blonde.

The gorgeous model had to somehow figure out how to shimmy up a golden satin rope while managing to look sexy and beautiful, and she pulled it off thanks to her gorgeous wardrobe. The backless dress features countless bugle beads, each one applied by hand. They were applied one at a time so that the dress would look more scattered around the hem and fit the actresses like a glove.

“The dress this time – you can see that it’s part of the same family as the dresses we wore in the other campaigns for the last 10 years. There was something about this dress that wasn’t structured to the body and yet had beautiful lines. There was something dancer-esque about it,” said Theron of the dress that is making headlines.

In the Paris location of Dior Atelier, the dress was hand made from start to finish. With nearly 250 man hours, the couturiers used 20 yards of tulle, 22 yards of chiffon and 4 yards of silk organza. There was another 60 hours spent doing nothing but tracing the gradients to the dress. The makers spent another 750 man hours sewing each of the individual beads onto the dress so that it looks as if it is cascading down the actresses body. All in all, the dress took approximately 1000 hours of time for the makers to create, and the ad is totally worth it.

(Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Tiffany Raiford is a lifelong Floridian, wife to my high school sweetheart and mother of four littles (two girls and boy/girl twins...no, they are not identical and yes, I'm sure). My kids love to whine, so I love to wine. My loves include nap time, bed time, date night, travel and evenings and weekends when my husband is home because he handles all diaper changes.
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