28 Feb DOUBLE TROUBLE: CONSTANCE WU AND KIKI LAYNE SHINE IN VERSACE AT THE 2019 OSCARS
Constance Wu and Kiki Layne chose Versace for the two looks, they each had for the 2019 Oscars and the Vanity Fair Oscars After party and we can definitely say it was the right choice!
For the Oscars, Actress, Kiki Layne wore a custom-made pink column silk Atelier Versace dress with an asymmetric, 3D shoulder detail.
For the Vanity Fair Oscar After Party, she opted for a silver lamé Atelier Versace gown with geometric crystal embroidered inserts. She was styled by stylist duo – Wayman Bannerman and Micah McDonald.
Crazy Rich Asians star, Constance Wu kicked off the night in the most beautiful custom made Atelier Versace Marigold yellow silk off the shoulder gown with a swarovski embellished V neckline and draped bodice. The Stunning Yellow number was inspired by Crazy Rich Asian’s Director John Chu’s moving letter to music band Coldplay on the cover of Yellow as the closing song of the movie.
Constance Wu with Jon M Chu
The letter read:
“My whole life I’ve had a complicated relationship with the color yellow. From being called the word in a derogatory way throughout grade school, to watching movies where they called cowardly people yellow, it’s always had a negative connotation in my life. [Until] I heard your song. For the first time in my life, it described the color in the most beautiful, magical ways I had ever heard: the color of the stars, her skin, the love. It was an incredible image of attraction and aspiration that it made me rethink my own self image… It immediately became an anthem for me and my friends and gave us a new sense of pride we never felt before. We could reclaim the color for ourselves and it has stuck with me for the majority of my life. The reason I am writing this now, is because I am directing a film for Warner Bros. called CRAZY RICH ASIANS and it is the first ALL-ASIAN cast for a Hollywood studio film in 25 years. The story is a romantic comedy about a young Asian-American woman from New York coming to terms with her cultural identity while she’s visiting her boyfriend’s mother in Singapore. It’s a lavish, fun, romantic romp but underneath it all, there’s an intimate story of a girl becoming a woman. Learning that she’s good enough and deserves the world, no matter what she’s been taught or how she’s been treated, and ultimately that she can be proud of her mixed heritage. The last scene of the movie shows this realization… It’s an empowering, emotional march and needs an anthem that lives up to and beyond her inner triumph, which is where Yellow comes in. It would be such an honor to use your song that gave me so much strength throughout the years, to underscore this final part of our film. [This movie] will give a whole generation of Asian-Americans, and others, the same sense of pride I got when I heard your song. I want all of them to have an anthem that makes them feel as beautiful as your words and melody made me feel when I needed it most. Your consideration would mean so much. Thank you for taking the time to listen, Much love, Jon M. Chu”
She closed out the night in a Silver lamé Atelier Versace one shoulder draped gown embellished with black Ostrich feathers.
Images via Instagram/Versace, Instagram/ConstanceWu, tomandlorenzo.com
Which of the looks was your favorite?