As A-listers flock to Cannes Film Festival, we’re being graced with more and more stunning red carpet moments.
The latest comes from Emilia Clarke, who wore a tulle Dior Couture gown to the premiere of Solo: A Star Wars Story yesterday. Designed by the fashion house’s artistic director, Maria Grazia Chiuri, the custom couture gown was created especially for the Game of Thrones actress—and took over 250 hours to make by hand.
The tulle design featured an asymmetrical neckline with a delicate neck-strap and ruffled off-the-shoulder sleeves. Lending a behind-the-scenes look at how the gown came to be, Dior shared photos of the custom piece in creation at the fashion house’s atelier.
To achieve a greater color dimension, the dress was made of three different colored layers of tulle: navy, aubergine and black. As the light hit the dress, the trifecta of colors stood out on the red carpet.
In the atelier, the gown actually started out as two pieces: a bodice and full ballgown skirt that were eventually hand-stitched together.
The dress was inspired by Look 35 from Dior Couture’s Spring 2018 runway show. Though Emilia Clarke’s gown featured the same delicate neck-strap and asymmetrical bodice, the runway version was originally done in sheer white tulle and didn’t include sleeves.
The original version on Dior Couture’s Spring 2018 runway.
The sleeves on Clarke’s tulle gown, of course, made for a slightly more dramatic red carpet moment (how often is it that you see tulle sleeves?).
From: Harper’s BAZAAR US