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The Dish on Meryl Streep’s Oscar Gown — Designed by ‘Project Runway’ Alum Chris March!
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