EVENT The OSCARS

Stunning set nearly upstages the stars

Oscar-nominated production designer, John Myhre, said it in a single sentence: "On Oscar night there were more stars at the Kodak Theatre than there are in the heavens.”

We feel honored to have worked together with John on one of Hollywood’s most important evenings. (Nadja Swarovski)

The spectacle at the 84th Academy Awards was majestic thanks, in large part, to Myhre’s extraordinary vision, in which SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS played a key role. This was neither the first time the company had worked with Myhre, nor its first outing at the Oscars: previous partnerships with the production designer include 2009’s ‘Dreamgirls’ starring Beyoncé Knowles, and it was the fifth time it had contributed to the sparkling success of Oscar night.

The ambition was big: to create a divine crystal field of stars using a 70ft wide by 40 foot high custom-made crystalline backdrop, which twinkled with 4,500 crystals and was set off with a shimmering halo that featured a further 2,000. The effect was a staggering blaze of refracted light that could have out-glittered the galaxy.

Swarovski Crystals Magazine #01 - Everyday Extraordinary

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