Wu’s gorgeous couture gown was designed by Ralph & Russo and consisted of 90 carats of diamonds, over 200,000 crystals and 490 hours to make. Ralph & Russo are the same designer that Meghan Markle wore for her royal engagement photos with Prince Harry. The dress took 765 hours to make Similar to Markle’s taste for off-the-shoulder silhouettes, this gown featured the same concept, except with the addition of cascading long fringe details along the shoulder line. With the help of Hollywood stylist Micaela Erlanger, the actress finished off her glamorous look with teardrop earrings and silver rings by Lorraine Schwartz.
Constance Wu stars as the inimitable Rachel Chu from the best-selling novel Crazy Rich Asians, by Kevin Kwan. It is the first big-budget Hollywood film to feature an all-Asian cast in 25 years — something Hollywood hasn’t seen since The Joy Luck Club was released in 1993.
This type of mainstream Asian representation in a Hollywood film is why Vanity Fair wrote that this film could be a big “watershed moment” for the community. For Wu, the film — combined with her successful work in the show Fresh Off the Boat — signifies history in the making. In a lengthy post on Twitter, she said the premiere is “truly historic” and that “more than a movie, it’s a movement.”
— Constance Wu (@ConstanceWu) August 1, 2018
Crazy Rich Asians opens in theaters on Aug. 15.
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