Lush, lavish and lovely. This year’s Oscars stage is dripping with luxurious style and over 45 million Swarovski crystals in one of the most elaborate single use stage pieces ever produced. It was created by famed Tony and Emmy-winning designer Derek McLane, in his sixth year as the show’s set creator and what we’ll see will be a range of styles that includes a Versailles Hall of Mirrors–esque aesthetic influenced by the film Amadeus and nods to Hollywood’s glamorous history. There will be a three-dimensionality to the stage set and the LED screen showing images of films and nominees. ““Hopefully, if we do our job well, you won’t really be able to tell the difference between virtual and built!” says McLane.
You can read the full descriptions at Architectural Digest, who got the first sneak peek and then see everything live and in living color at the 90th Academy Awards this Sunday, March 4th with host Jimmy Kimmel.