Oscar outfits. They spend what?!

Last updated 05:00 19/03/2014
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PRICEY POSES: The most expensive outfits at the Oscars were, from left to right, Cate Blanchett (a touch ironic from she who pooh-poohs the mani cam), Charlize Theron, Sandra Bullock and Margot Robbie.

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How much do you think Cate Blanchett's Oscar gown and jewels cost? A few thousand dollars? A few million? Not even close. 

The Blue Jasmine actress donned a dress and jewels that came to a combined $NZ19.2 million to collect her Academy Award earlier this month.

Her embellished nude dress was from the Armani Prive Fall 2013 Collection and cost an estimated $106,000, according to Vogue. The jewellery - all of which was on loan - upped the dollar value in to the millions.

She wore dramatic earrings from Swiss-based luxury jewellers, Chopard, which had 62 opals set in white gold along with a brown diamond bracelet and a pear-shaped diamond ring, both from Chopard.

THEY ALL SPEND A LOT

As much as we hate to admit it, in the aftermath of Oscars fever, we're more likely to remember who wore it best, or worst, on the red carpet, than who was honoured on the stage. That, and J-Law's award's night antics, of course.

A gown may be a hit or a miss, but you can be sure it cost a bucket load of cash, as designers and stylists try to out-do each other on the night (is there really an excuse for looking bad when you're talking in millions?). 

Australian Vogue reported a full list of awards for most expensive outfit worn at the Oscars in 2014. Cate Blanchett, on top of taking out this year's gong for best actress, also took the title for most expensive outfit. 

Charlize Theron also made the list, wearing $16.87 million, and Sandra Bullock came in third in her $42,600 Alexander McQueen gown and $8.7 million worth of jewellery. Fourth, surprisingly given her look was rather forgettable, was Margot Robbie at $8.5 million from top to toe. 

Do the Oscars, like the burgeoning wedding industry, need H&M to provide a $99 alternative to bring them back down to earth? 

- Daily Life

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