Constance Wu attended the premiere of “Crazy Rich Asians” wearing a dress by one of Meghan Markle’s go-to designers, Ralph & Russo.
Crazy Rich Asians
Ralph & Russo
The dress featured over 200,000 Swarovski crystals.
It took a combined 765 hours to create the sparkling design.
“Crazy Rich Asians” is already getting rave reviews from critics, and Constance Wu’s stunning dress for the movie’s Hollywood premiere on Tuesday is getting similar praise for its glamorous design.
Wu turned to Ralph & Russo — the same fashion house behind Meghan Markle’s $75,000 engagement gown from December 2017 — to make a shimmering statement on the red carpet.
According to Vogue, the sparkling off-the-shoulder number was hand-embroidered with over 200,000 Swarovski crystals. The crystals took a staggering 490 hours to embroider, and the rest of the piece took another 275 hours to complete.
The tassels on the sleeves not only added an extravagant touch; they were also meant to evoke the importance of Wu starring in the first major Hollywood release to feature Asian-American leads in 25 years.
“In history, tassels have almost always been a symbol of power and prestige, not to mention they make for a glamorous detail,” Wu’s stylist Micaela Erlanger told Vogue. “This movie is so important for so many reasons, and I felt that Constance should look both powerful and glamorous.”
Wu completed the look with some pear-cut pink drop earrings by Lorraine Schwartz that featured 90 carats’ worth of diamonds.
Read Erlanger’s full breakdown of Wu’s look over on Vogue.