The secret behind Gemma Chan’s Screen Actors Guild Awards 2019 Dress. It’s been revealed that English actress and fashion model, Gemma Chan’s custom-made dress that she donned for the Screen Actors Guild Awards 2019 took over 100 hours to complete.
The “Mary Queen of Scots” actress walked the red carpet at last night’s awards 27th January 2019 wearing her stunning pink asymmetric fashion gown that was designed by Fernando Garcia of the Oscar de la Renta fashion house.
The gown itself consists of a ruffled skirt design that included over 30 yards of silk taffeta, which actually was pleated by hand. Gemma’s personal stylist, Rebecca Corbin-Murray said: “Fernando Garcia of Oscar de La Renta describes the dress as petal pleated plumes.
When it came to compiling a look to suit Gemma, Rebecca found inspiration from the golden olden days of Hollywood glamour and opted to pair the dress with jewels from the Harry Winston archive.
Chatting to the Hollywood Reporter, Rebecca said: Gemma wanted something unique, playful and modern that would also stand the test of time.”
“Vintage pieces of jewellery have such a nostalgic appeal and so many stories and secrets attached to them. The gown has an ethereal quality to it. In some ways, it looks like plumes and feathers and then it also has this fragile flower-like construction. The original gown idea was going to be black but we really loved the idea of pink. Pink is feminine and powerful.”
Leading make-up artist, Monika Blunder also stayed aligned to the same inspiration behind Gemma’s outfit and said that Gemma’s look on the night reminded her of a modern Audrey Hepburn. “She is so timeless and classy and I wanted the make-up to reflect that. I wanted her skin to look velvety with a touch of pink that was soft and didn’t compete with the dress.”
The “Crazy Rich Asians” actress called upon the services of Los Angeles based hairstylist, Clariss Rubenstein to look after her hair requirements for the evening. Clariss said: “I love chatting with Gemma, Rebecca, and Monika before we start the glam process. We share inspiration and thoughts on the look. We usually have a plan for the day and I always do a ‘rough draft’ with some hair pins so we can play around a bit before doing the final look. Things can always change the day of but I still like a little time to get a mental mood board going
The secret behind Gemma Chan’s Screen Actors Guild Awards 2019 Dress