The Dish on Meryl Streep's Oscar Gown -- Designed by 'Project Runway' Alum Chris March!

03/08/2010 at 06:41 PM ET

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If Project Runway season four alum “almost fainted” when Meryl Streep asked him to design her Golden Globes dress, you can begin to imagine his ecstatic reaction to being tapped to design her Oscars’ gown. “I was thrilled and honored to get another call from Meryl,” Chris March tells PEOPLE.com. The always-charming designer and the Best Actress Nominee put their heads together to create the perfect, custom look for Meryl’s turn on the Academy Awards red carpet. “She was dying to wear two matching Fred Leighton Art Deco black and diamond bracelets, and wanted something white and Old Hollywood glamour to go with them. Her only requirement was a fabulously plunging neckline,” says Chris. “I worked on a classic but modernized silhouette [and] I think we really knocked it out of the park; between the hair, makeup, jewelry and the dress she is all over (and deservedly so!) the Best Dressed Lists. She is an absolute jewel!” We couldn’t agree more! We loved the outcome of Meryl and Chris’s teamwork and hope to see more in the future. Tell us: What did you think of Meryl Streep’s dress? Did it make your best dressed list?by Andrea DeSimone

SEE ALL OF PEOPLE.COM’S OSCARS COVERAGE HERE!

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akabreeze on

This was my absolute favorite dress! And she wore it fabulously! It was so elegant and 40’s looking – my favorite era for fashion! I bookmarked this page so that I can find it – or have it made – in the future! Just delicious!!!

Erika D. on

Meryl looked fabulous, but then again she is Meryl Streep and she can work anything. As soon as I heard that Chris March designed this dress I flipped! congratz Chris, the dress is beautiful and Meryl looked amazing.

Rob B on

Meryl looked amazing. The best I have seen her at any awards show. She was so elegantly attired. Kudos to you Chris. You rock…..

Andrea on

I love love love Meryl Streep!!!! She looks beautiful.

Delana on

Chris did an excellent job– the dress looks gorgeous. More importantly, you can tell that Meryl was comfortable and confident in it. She looked beautiful!

Barbara H on

As usual Meryl looked gorgeous. She can wear the most taylored clothing including this choice….the gown fit her perfectly and looked absolutely stunning!!! Good work Meryl and Chris!

Kathe123 on

I was thrilled when she picked Chris March for the Globes and over the moon when they had an encore with the oscars. And best yet, it was absolutely stunning. Yes, you sure did knock it out of the park, Chris! I love you!

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This is Meryl Streep as Goddess. If she were to sit for a portrait, painted by an excellent painter, it should be in this fabulous gown.
A beautiful women.

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