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All the Details on Hailee Steinfeld's One-of-a-Kind Oscar Dress

03/01/2011 at 03:00 PM ET

Hailee Steinfeld Oscar Dress
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While walking the Oscar red carpet Sunday night, True Grit best supporting actress nominee Hailee Steinfeld was a vision in her Marchesa princess gown. But what was even more surprising than the 14-year-old’s stellar eye for style was learning that she worked with Marchesa’s Georgina Chapman to design the dress herself. “We offered to dress her for Oscars when nominations came out,” Marchesa spokeswoman Karla Barbosa tells PEOPLE, noting that Steinfeld wore the brand for the Critics’ Choice Awards, too. “She sent us inspiration images and notes, and based off of that, Georgina designed this one-of-a-kind dress for her special night.” Steinfeld told Chapman that she wanted a tea-length tulle dress in a “dusty English rose” hue, so dressmakers spent three days hand-dying 16 layers of tulle, working to get the color just right. Afterward, they hand-embroidered the gown with crystals, which were added one-by-one to “give the illusion of them fading into the skirt.” So even though Steinfeld didn’t take home a statuette Sunday night, the rising star certainly shined. –Kate Hogan

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