|Dakota Johnson at the Oscars. Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty.|
What turned out to be my favorite look at the Oscars this year came from an unlikely source—Dakota Johnson, star of the Fifty Shades of Grey movie franchise, daughter of actors Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, and granddaughter of hottie Hitchcock blonde Tippi Hedren.
|Her gown was by Gucci. REX photo.|
I loved Dakota’s pale gold Gucci gown with its pleated bodice, gigantic draped bow at the waist, and 1940s feel, and the Cartier gold and diamond necklace she paired it with was just divine. The moment I got a closer look at it I knew it seemed familiar and sure enough, I have seen it many times before, in between the covers of my favorite Cartier book, Amazing Cartier: Jewelry Design Since 1937 by Nadine Coleno.
|The “Palmette” necklace in the book.|
What Dakota wore is a 1958 “Palmette” necklace made by Cartier Paris, of gold wire and brilliant and baguette-cut diamonds. Each one of the five motifs can be removed from the necklace and worn as a brooch. Amazing indeed!
I loved the entire ensemble on Dakota, kudos to her stylist Kate Young for creating such a sultry and glamorous retro look. I was hoping to be wowed by some vintage jewelry on the red carpet and this particular necklace was a thrill to see out of the pages of a book and worn by the lovely Dakota!
Let me know what you thought of Dakota’s gown and jewelry at the Oscars, or any other look you loved!