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"It took a lot to come out here." Selma Blair's emotional Oscars moment.

As Selma Blair walked the carpet at Vanity Fair’s Oscar Party, she was overcome with emotion.

During the 46-year-old’s first high profile appearance since revealing her multiple sclerosis diagnosis last year, she told reporters “It took a lot to come out here.”

She looked incredible in a pastel chiffon Ralph & Russo gown. The dress featured a flowing cape and she complimented it with an embellished necklace, but her cane – a necessity, for Blair – was the greatest accessory of the night.

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It had been pimped out with patent leather, a pink diamond and her monogram.

She wrote on Instagram that she had wanted a special cane for the Vanity Fair party and after receiving help from her friends and her partner David Lyons to customise it, she "burst into tears".

In another Instagram post after the event, Blair shared a photo of her walking the carpet holding hands with her manager Troy Nankin.

 

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In her caption she thanked him and the rest of her support group for supporting her and for wanting her to "shine brightly in a time that can be so challenging".

"[Nankin] knew I wanted to be able to stand proudly as the woman I have become and hope to be. To be a part of something so special when my body won’t move clearly yet.

"And then I felt the love from the photographers who have watched me goof around on red carpets since I was in my twenties. I felt the warmth of the bulbs. The strength of my gown. His attentive touch.

"And still I hoped my brain could send signals for the remainder of my time there. And I sobbed. And I appreciated every single second. Every surprising tear, he was there. As he has always been. And that is the reason I could. Thank you Troy. We got me just where I wanted to be. For a night."

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Blair shared her diagnosis publicly in October after being diagnosed in August.

Multiple sclerosis in an incurable condition, interfering with nerve impulses within the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves.

 

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I was in this wardrobe fitting two days ago. And I am in the deepest gratitude. So profound, it is, I have decided to share. The brilliant costumer #Allisaswanson not only designs the pieces #harperglass will wear on this new #Netflix show , but she carefully gets my legs in my pants, pulls my tops over my head, buttons my coats and offers her shoulder to steady myself. I have #multiplesclerosis . I am in an exacerbation. By the grace of the lord, and will power and the understanding producers at Netflix , I have a job. A wonderful job. I am disabled. I fall sometimes. I drop things. My memory is foggy. And my left side is asking for directions from a broken gps. But we are doing it . And I laugh and I don’t know exactly what I will do precisely but I will do my best. Since my diagnosis at ten thirty pm on The night of August 16, I have had love and support from my friends , especially @jaime_king @sarahmgellar @realfreddieprinze @tarasubkoff . My producers #noreenhalpern who assured me that everyone has something. #chrisregina #aaronmartin and every crew member... thank you. I am in the thick of it but I hope to give some hope to others. And even to myself. You can’t get help unless you ask. It can be overwhelming in the beginning. You want to sleep. You always want to sleep. So I don’t have answers. You see, I want to sleep. But I am a forthcoming person and I want my life to be full somehow. I want to play with my son again. I want to walk down the street and ride my horse. I have MS and I am ok. But if you see me , dropping crap all over the street, feel free to help me pick it up. It takes a whole day for me alone. Thank you and may we all know good days amongst the challenges. And the biggest thanks to @elizberkley who forced me to see her brother #drjasonberkley who gave me this diagnosis after finding lesions on that mri. I have had symptoms for years but was never taken seriously until I fell down in front of him trying to sort out what I thought was a pinched nerve. I have probably had this incurable disease for 15 years at least. And I am relieved to at least know. And share. ???? my instagram family... you know who you are.

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"I am disabled. I fall sometimes. I drop things," she wrote on Instagram.

Seeing disability represented and visible at such a high profile event was extremely important, especially for those living with disability.

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