Angelina Jolie, Oscars

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Angelina Jolie's Academy Awards gown wasn't just stunning, it was also a deeply personal choice made by the Oscar winner herself.

A source tells E! News that "Angelina wanted a dress that would show how strong and healthy she is now," adding that she picked the Elie Saab Haute Couture number specifically because it "was an empowering outfit."

"It was a big night for her and Brad [Pitt] and she wanted to send a message that while she's had a difficult time because of her health, she is now feeling fantastic," the insider added.

"She wanted to show off her body to prove that she is feeling great after having a double mastectomy. It was important to her that people see that she is as confident as she was before the surgery."

Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Oscars

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And considering that she landed on multiple Best Dressed lists, we can safely say it was a mission accomplished.

The recipient of this year's Governors Award looked every bit the Hollywood star in her long-sleeve metallic ensemble.

She wore her hair in a simple, sleek style and wore flawless 42-carat diamond earrings by her favorite jeweler, Robert Procop.

Procop told us that he and Angelina spent considerable time looking for the perfect finishing touches for her red carpet moment tonight, and wound up with the "largest, perfectly cut, flawless round diamonds" he and the actress could find.

Only the best for the future Mrs. Pitt! 

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