My inspiration... was to create a Busby Berkeley-inspired field of radiated crystals… emanating out from the center, almost like an explosion. When it came to the stage curtains, I wanted to create a feeling that the entire Dolby® stage was a forest made out of Swarovski crystals. 
DerekMcLane, Production Designer








































OSCARS STAGES THROUGH THE YEARS

In 2007, Swarovski collaborated with J. Michael Riva to provide the crystal curtain for the nominated film Dreamgirls musical number. This was a one-ton, 34-foot custom designed Swarovski crystal curtain sparkling with over 50,000 crystals for show-stopping impact.