Galactic Cinderella Dress
On Monday 2th May night, Claire Danes made a show-stopping entrance in a whimsical sky-blue ball gown created by her longtime friend Zac Posen. The hand-sewn creation was crafted from organza and fiber optics, which allowed the dress to light up in the dark. Made of custom fiber optic woven organza with 30 mini battery packs sewn into a thin organza lining, the result was a haute couture design that reflects his experimental approach to fashion. “We custom developed the fabrication, because I wanted to create something that had a transparency to it, but an illumination to it” says Posen. The high tech garment, featured a voluminous skirt, and due to the sheer size of the dress, Danes and Posen made alternate travel arrangements. Claire was a true embodiment of Cinderella, a Galactic Cinderella, as she posed at the Met Gala staircase with her husband Hugh Dancy and Zac. Posen set out to create a gown that highlighted “the place where technology and fantasy meet.” “I think fashion has become something called fashiontainment,” reflects Posen. “And it’s our job as dreamers and creators to push that.” princess-style dress required 600 hours of work from Posen and his six–person team, and paid off when social media declared the dress a Cinderella moment. “It’s always great when something resonates and creates a visceral reaction,” says Posen.
More info: www.zacposen.com