Oscars 2019: Lady Gaga wears Tiffany necklace worn by Audrey Hepburn

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Oscars 2019: Lady Gaga wears Tiffany necklace worn by Audrey Hepburn



(Picture: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)When you spotted Lady Gaga’s outfit for the Oscars red carpet, you probably thought of one person: Audrey Hepburn.
The entire outfit is pure Audrey – the black Alexander McQueen dress, the elbow length gloves, the sleek updo.
But there’s one thing that takes Lady Gaga’s homage to Audrey Hepburn to another level: her necklace.
The necklace Lady Gaga wore for the Oscars is something very, very special.
It’s a 128.54 carat diamond necklace by Tiffany & Co, named ‘the Tiffany Diamond’, and it was last worn by Audrey Hepburn in 1962 for the promotional material for Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

(Picture: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)That’s right. Lady Gaga is the first person to wear this diamond since Audrey Hepburn herself.
You’ll notice the necklace looks a little different – while it’s the same diamond, the chain has been altered to feel more modern. Gaga also wore yellow diamond earrings to match, but didn’t go for a tiara (a crying shame).
This is the first time the necklace has ever been worn on a red carpet.
If you’re wondering how much the thing around Gaga’s neck is worth, let us warn you: it’s well into the millions. Back in the 60s the diamond was advertised for $5 million, which would make it around $30 million now. Whew.

(Picture: Paramount/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock)Reed Krakoff, Tiffany & Co’s artistic officer, said: ‘Lady Gaga is the ultimate creator, innovator and rule breaker, and I’m thrilled that she will be wearing the legendary Tiffany Diamond on the awards show red carpet for the first time since it was discovered 141 years ago.
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Lady Gaga’s stylists, Sandra Amador and Tom Eerebout, added: ‘The chance to work with such an amazing piece of design and history tonight is a creative dream come true.
‘There are so many beautiful jewels in the world, but the radiant Tiffany Diamond, which weighs over 128 carats, is truly exceptional, which is just so fitting for Lady Gaga.’
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