Regina King’s Emmy gown delivered ‘timeless’ look but took an eternity to make

Regina King (Photo credit: Bang Media)

Regina King’s attended the 71st Emmy Awards wearing a beautiful teal gown that took a lot of time and effort to create.

The 48-year-old actress was a presenter at the ceremony on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2919, and she stepped out on the special purple carpet in a custom-made, pleated Jason Wu gown and her styling team of Wayman Bannerman and Micah McDonald revealed just how much hard work went into the garment and the reason it was chosen for her.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, McDonald said: “It took about 200 hours of draping and finishing to perfect. Each pleat is individually placed, pinned and hand-stitched. Fabric is custom-dyed; the embroidery [is] little ‘bees’ composed of custom-embroidered clear sequins and caviar beads.”

King finished off her Emmys look with unique Irene Neuwirth jewelry, which included an emerald and tourmaline bracelet, opal and diamond earrings and five rings which were encrusted with diamonds, aquamarine, tourmaline, and indicolite. The Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde star completed her Emmys outfit with a pair of metallic Christian Louboutin slingback heels.

The stylists wanted King to step out at the show with a “timeless and classic” look and they were thrilled that they achieved that for the actress.

Bannerman added: “Our inspiration for the look was classic, timeless and ethereal. We wanted to continue our motto of ‘never waste a waist.’ We loved the idea of fusing a little edge into this classic look by applying a satin harness, coupled with a gorgeous color that was just decadent against Regina’s complexion.”



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