Laverne Cox's Bright Pink Oscars Dress Is Made From Over 1,000 Yards of Tulle
Don't get us wrong — we love a stretchy waistband and fun pair of pajamas. But, when we heard that real, actual red carpet glamour would be returning with the 2021 Oscars? We knew we were in for a long-overdue treat and were especially excited to see what Laverne Cox was wearing. The actress always shows up dressed to impress, and it's safe to say her winning streak is still solid.
This time around, Cox wore a bright pink, poufy Christian Siriano gown, and both she and the designer shared some details about the piece — along with a few stunning photos! — with InStyle. Check it out in its glory, ahead.
Credits: Hair by Dee TrannyBear-Marino; Makeup by Deja "The Lady Deja" Smith; Styling: Christina Pacelli for The Only.Agency; Ananya and Cicada Jewelry.
What was the design process like for creating this look?
Christian Siriano: "I think when I showed the dress to Laverne. we both had an instant reaction that it was the one and going to be perfect! It’s right off our most recent runway and it really was a perfect gown for this joyful night celebrating talent. It also probably was one of the best fittings I have had for an award show. It fit almost perfectly at the very first fitting."
Can you take us through the getting ready process?
Laverne Cox: "It's different for every look and event. For this one, it was about bringing all the research and glam references to my team and collaborating with their creativity and artistry to bring the look to life."
LC: "It's about having inspiration and being flexible in the moment to create something in that moment that serves the overall vision. It's about allowing the creative process with great artists."
Have you missed classic red carpets?
LC: "Yes. I miss being in the room with my colleagues the most."
What's a detail we might miss at first glance?
CS: "I think what’s important is that this dress has so many dimensions. Parts are sheer, graphic, the cold color is powerful but the dress is still soft and romantic.
CS: "This piece probably took over three weeks to create and over 1,000 yards of tulle."
Why this color?
CS: "Color was so important for tonight. We need some joy in our lives and I think color and movement held that for an award show. "
Did you draw inspiration from anywhere specific?
CS: "A inside out fuchsia orchid."
Why was this gown the perfect choice?
Laverne Cox: "I saw the dress from Christian's show and was obsessed. Still obsessed."
Does returning to classic, red carpet glamour excite you?
CS: "I love these getting ready at home glamour shoots. I think there is something exciting about seeing people get ready in their own space and capturing their own editorial content is a little more exciting than a standard red carpet. "
Do you ever feel pressure to create something that will end up on best dressed lists or live on in history forever?
CS: "I try not to think about it that way, but I do love looking back on Oscar moments we have had over the years. So far, I still love each and every one and I think tonight we will feel the same!"