Vogue: Here’s How Maria Sharapova Got Oscars Red Carpet-Ready

Vogue: Here’s How Maria Sharapova Got Oscars Red Carpet-Ready

By Maria Ward

Here’s How Maria Sharapova Got Oscars Red Carpet–Ready 1
My longtime makeup artist Kara always starts the makeup application with rose water before she works her magic. @karayoshimotobua

Here’s How Maria Sharapova Got Oscars Red Carpet–Ready 2
My longtime stylist, Adir Arbergel finishes his long day creating hair masterpieces for his clients. It was so much fun getting ready with old friends—it’s really a collaborative effort to create my look for the night. @hairbyadir

Here’s How Maria Sharapova Got Oscars Red Carpet–Ready 3
Bobbles and diamonds-so much fun to get dressed up and wear this sparkling jewelry! @AnitaKoJewelry and @JackVartanian

Here’s How Maria Sharapova Got Oscars Red Carpet–Ready 4
The dress!! I worked with a few designers before hand to find the dress for the evening. I decided on this one from David Koma’s Spring 2017 collection. It was royal blue with the silver disco beading and really caught my eye. @davidkomalondon

Here’s How Maria Sharapova Got Oscars Red Carpet–Ready 5
Your hair and makeup are half your look so you’ve got to put time into planning. I like to keep it simple with a clean twisted knot.

Here’s How Maria Sharapova Got Oscars Red Carpet–Ready 6
One last lip touch up before I’m out the door.

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A quick last minute makeup touchup by my longtime makeup artist, Kara Shimoto Bua. Kara carries a suitcases full of product. Check out her bag of goodies! @karayoshimotobua

While an Oscars wardrobe usually consists of one floor-sweeping gown after another, leave it to Maria Sharapova to deliver a game-changing alternative in a knee-skimming design from David Koma. The Russian-born tennis champ stunned in a cobalt blue spaghetti strap number that she wore with Anita Ko and Jack Vartanian jewelry, strappy sandals, and an evening clutch, both courtesy of Jimmy Choo. Like any practiced red carpet player, Sharapova tried her hand at several dresses before settling on the embellished piece from Koma’s Spring 2017 collection.

Sharapova cut a lean figure in the body-concious silhouette, which was covered in spangly Swarovski crystal embroidery—or as Sharapova called it, “disco beading.” Sharapova further accessorized with Art Deco–inspired earrings and coordinating cocktail ring baubles for added shine. Sharapova’s glam team was holding court ahead of the big night, including her longtime makeup artist, Kara Shimoto Bua, who she credits with the secret to her winning beauty look: a light preliminary misting of rose water. Turns out, it’s all about staying hydrated, whether on the green or on the Oscars red carpet.

Above, Sharapova shares exclusive behind-the-scenes photos of her Academy Awards getting-ready routine.