Getting Oscars ready is no everyday feat. There's the early wake up, the hair, the makeup, the celeb interviews...the list goes on.
Ahead of time, we interviewed Christian hoping to get some insider insight on what he had planned for the design. Collaborating with Maria to create a custom gown in support of Stella Artois and Water.org's "Buy a Lady a Drink" campaign, the specific design details were directly inspired by glass-etched chalices, but other than that—Siriano was pretty tight lipped.
For a rundown of Maria's Oscars day and to finally see the finished dress in all its glory, see her diary below!
Maria arrives to Hollywood's Roosevelt Hotel with her number one pre-Oscars essential in hand—coffee, of course! A little caffeine can go a long way when it comes to getting glam with hair and makeup.
Let the Oscars prep officially commence. Lucky for Maria, she's completely confident in Christian's ability to bring out her inner glow, and a fresh-faced makeup look can't hurt either.
Maria is well on her way to an unforgettable Oscars night. And by supporting such a worthy cause, there's no doubt her gorgeous gown might just go down in red carpet history. Keep scrolling for even more BTS moments!
Makeup is almost complete! Just another dash of mascara and Maria is one step closer to slipping on her swoon-worthy ensemble and catching up with all the nominees on the carpet outside the Dolby Theatre.
As for hair, Maria opts for textured waves with a beachy feel. Totally fitting, given the fact that Christian told us her dress would mimic water.
You better work, girl! Maria gets a little extra pop of sparkle with some help from Lorraine Schwartz jewelry. Now let's see the entire look...
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And finally, the big reveal. As Christian hinted, the beaded dress does in fact resemble flowing water and is a complete stunner.
Maria's dress will be auctioned off after the show (with the proceeds benefiting the "Buy A Lady A Drink" program where funds raised go to Water.org). If you won't be bidding on the dress yourself and want to snag a chalice of your own (and help a good cause while you're at it), click here.