Back in 2016, stylist Micaela Erlanger, who dressed Lupita Nyong'o for the night, told New York Post that it takes weeks of preparation to get ready. "There's a lot of prep involved — we're talking weeks. From talking to designers if you’re doing something custom to getting the samples in and, of course, fittings — it’s crazy.”
Erlanger told E! that her day rate is around $1,500. Multiply that by how many days a stylist is needed to find the perfect outfit for the night, and whew! What a price tag.
Oh, and when you're rocking couture (like Dior, Chanel, YSL, etc.) THOSE brands usually want their own tailors to come in from Europe. Take into account round-trip flights, lodging near the event, and whatever else may come up. You can easily spend over $3,000 for that one perfect night.