Monday March 25th 1991
63rd Academy Awards Ceremony
Earring hanging from her hair!
Introduced by host Billy Crystal, Madonna rises from the stage dripping in her Bob Mackie designed dress along with mink stole and twenty million dollars worth of Harry Winston diamonds. She performs the Stephen Sondheim Oscar nominated song 'Sooner or Later (I Always Get My Man)'. The first performer of the night - she stole the show and to date created one of the best performances of her career thus far! The singer borrowed several million dollars’ worth of jewels, including the firm’s now-iconic diamond cluster necklace, for the event. Winston had conceived the design—which features bunches of mixed-cut diamonds set together in platinum—nearly 50 years earlier after studying the Christmas decorations outside his Scarsdale, N.Y., home.
Madonna wore a reported $20 million in Harry Winston diamonds to the Oscars in 1991. She then left the Harry Winston team in shock when she tossed her earring to the crowd, as she sang “Sooner or Later” from the movie Dick Tracy. They sighed in relief when they found out she had worn fakes to perform.
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