Fun facts to know about Cynthia Erivo's custom dress

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Cynthia Erivo. (PHOTO: Getty Images)
Cynthia Erivo. (PHOTO: Getty Images)

Cynthia Erivo is possibly the best showwoman of our time. The actress, who is nominated for her portrayal of the iconic musician Aretha Franklin in Genius: Aretha, has been nominated in all major awards shows, including the Tonys, Golden Globes, Oscars and Emmys. 

Erivo reached stardom for her performance as Harriet Tubman in Harriet, which landed her both Golden Globe and Oscar nominations.

(PHOTO: Gregoire Vieille/Louis Vuitton)
(PHOTO: Gregoire Vieille/Louis Vuitton)

According to a media statement provided by Louis Vuitton, the actress wore a custom white leather belted gown that was hand-embroidered with white and blue-green feathers.

The embroidered is composed of two different shapes of feathers to create a stark effect.

(PHOTO: Gregoire Vieille/Louis Vuitton)
(PHOTO: Gregoire Vieille/Louis Vuitton)

If you're trying to guess the amount of feathers used, we can tell you this right now: a total of more than 1800 feathers were used and hand-embroiders took about 315 hours to sew these onto the dress!

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