Olivia Culpo's Go Red for Women NYFW Dress Diary
Go behind the scenes of the fitting for her stunning Marchesa gown.
Culpo fell in love with this Marchesa gown
"Marchesa sent a variety of options. Of course, everything was red and I completely fell in love with this dress," she told InStyle. "The red is so rich and beautiful and this embroidery on top is gorgeous."
You'd never know it was two pieces
"It's a shirt and a skirt combo," she shared. "So, it’s two pieces, which I think is really fun. It just makes it different and there’s a peekaboo skin, which is always really cool."
Her secret for staying upright on the runway? Kicking!
"This is a very poufy dress and there is a lot of material, but believe it or not it’s actually easier because of the tulle underneath. It’s easier for you to kick it," she told us. "So, my trick is to do a little kick walk when you’re on the runway, and I just kick the material out from in front of me and actually it adds a more dramatic effect to the way you walk anyway, because when you’re kicking it, it will make the material move in a cool way."
She has a very personal reason for doing the show
"My grandmother passed away from heart disease and I like that I can honor her in doing this and also help spread prevention and awareness," she said. "I hope it brings awareness for women all over the world, who really do need to know what to look out for in terms of heart disease, and specifically women because it’s the number one killer.
She loves simple make-up with a bold red gown
"Red is so overpowering that you don’t want to do too much with it. You want to kind of let the red shine for itself. So, for this look, I’m thinking simple make-up and really just let the dress stand on its own," she said. And as for her hair? "Just tousled. Very easy."
Red is one empowering color
"I feel so beautiful in this dress because it’s obviously very big, so it takes up a lot of space and something about it is very regal looking," Culpo shared. "It's red, which I think is a very powerful, strong color."