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Margot Robbie sewed her Chanel dress back together during the Oscars

It took Chanel hundreds of hours to complete the couture creation, but it only took the "I, Tonya" star minutes to fix it.
Margot Robbie
Australian actress Margot Robbie arrives for the 90th Annual Academy Awards on March 4, 2018, in Hollywood, California.AFP-Getty Images
/ Source: TODAY

Margot Robbie was one of many stars who dressed in all white on Oscar night, but she still stood out from the crowd in a gorgeous Chanel Haute Couture gown.

However, an ill-timed wardrobe malfunction nearly caused the "I, Tonya" talent to stand out for a very different reason.

Good thing the Best Actress nominee turned out to be a pretty good seamstress, too.

Margot Robbie
Margot Robbie looked picture perfect on the red carpet, but she had to deal with dress drama once she entered the Oscar venue.Jordan Strauss / AP

On the red carpet, the 27-year-old looked picture perfect in the column gown with its petite train and glittering, off-the-shoulder straps. But it was the latter detail that proved to be a problem after she entered Hollywood's Dolby Theatre for the big event.

One of those delicate hand-beaded straps came loose from the garment and required a quick fix — from Robbie herself.

ABC's Coverage Of The 90th Annual Academy Awards
Margot Robbie congratulates her "I, Tonya" co-star, Allison Janney, for winning the Best Supporting Actress award.Getty Images

According to People, a member of the star's team gave her a sewing kit, and she went to work. Because, as Robbie told the publication, she had enough going on without the dress drama.

"Oh, ain't got time for that!" she said.

Speaking of time, before the first-time Academy Award nominee took needle and thread to the gown, a lot of hours went into its creation.

The straps and the crystal-embroidered camellias that held them in place (most of the time) took 550 hours to complete, and InStyle reported that the rest of the dress took an additional 130 hours.

The pros at Chanel, working from a design by Karl Lagerfeld, should be proud of their work — and so should Robbie. After all, those final few stitches on Oscar night might have been the most important of all.

Of course, Oscar dress near-disasters are nothing new. Just last year, it was leading lady Nicole Kidman who suffered a similar fate, and who formulated her own solution.

Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.Frazer Harrison / Getty Images

Kidman kicked off the Academy Awards with criss-cross straps on her Armani Prive gown. But after one strap popped lose, she improvised a fashion-forward halter-tie fix.

Talk about multi-talented stars!