This week, Gwyneth Paltrow took to GOOP to reveal all the work that went into her amazing Oscars look, and man, are we jealous.
Normally, Paltrow’s stylist Elizabeth Saltzman goes through a crazily involved process of getting options lined up for the star, but she only had eyes for one this time.
“This dress screamed OSCARS to me. It simply was ‘the one’. The dress was composed of all the elements that I look out for for Gwyneth: supreme elegance, grace, royalty, extreme modern luxury, simplicity without lacking intense skill and risk. It had a positive edginess to it as well. Also, being such a fan of Jackie Kennedy through the years, I thought the dress channeled some of her iconic style, but this is my opinion.”
After the dress was finalized, the rest of the magic happened on the day of the show.
Paltrow started with “an intensive cardio workout” in the morning with fitness guru Tracy Anderson — you know, because she needed it. Later, Cameron Diaz popped by the hotel so the two could get ready together. Hey, we get ready with our besties too!
After deciding that a sleek pony worked with the dress better than a tousled bun, Paltrow chose some serious bling. (We bet she could’ve worn this 150-carat diamond ring if she’d asked.) And finally, she got whisked away to the Oscars and made everyone else feel completely dowdy in comparison.