The Oscars Set Design Incorporates 90,000 Swarovski Crystals

It’s only fitting that the stage for Hollywood’s biggest night will shine.

The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles will once again be lit up by Swarovski Crystals for this Sunday’s Academy Awards. Swarovski partnered with creative director and designer David Korins to create a futuristic set design for Hollywood’s biggest night.  

The Oscars stage.

A staggering 90,000 crystals were used to bring Korin’s vision to life, which includes a glittering dome and two floating orbs. Additional LED light attachments will add depth to the famous stage. “The beautiful thing about working with Swarovski Crystals is that you use them just the way they are,” says Korins. “With Swarovski Crystals, there’s no need for scenic enhancements. What you want to do is accentuate what they are already meant to do and that is capture and reflect light beautifully.”

The shining star (literally) of the stage design is a crystal curtain, made out of 80,000 Swarovski Crystals alone.  

BTS of the building of the crystal curtain.

Korins is no stranger to stage setups. He worked on both “Hamilton” and “Dear Evan Hansen,” and won an Emmy for his work on “Grease Live.” He’s even designed the Oscars stage once before, in 2019.  

A close-up of the designs.

This year marks the 14th year that Swarovski Crystals have been used to add to the glitz and glam of the Oscars. The 94th Annual Academy Awards will take place on March 27, 2022. 

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