Ariana DeBose Is Commencing to See Herself as a “Fashion Girl”

Ariana DeBose is no stranger to the pink carpet, as a Tony nominee and musical theater alum, but until eventually awards time kicked off this yr, she could not constantly visualize herself in gowns from the runway. “It’s truly an fascinating experience for me mainly because I by no means saw myself as a vogue girl,” she advised Vainness Honest via electronic mail. “My total existence I have been a dancer, with a muscular and toned entire body. When I would see the runway appears, I hardly ever saw my system or myself in the dresses, in particular Haute Couture.”

Courtesy of Ariana DeBose.

Final yr, DeBose introduced her significant ability as a dancer and actress to the silver screen as Anita in Steven Spielberg’s West Aspect Tale, and now, just one SAG Award and Oscar nomination for ideal supporting actress later on, she is all set to embrace runway drama in a big way. For the SAG purple carpet on Sunday evening, she stole the exhibit in a sumptuous warm pink gown created by Maison Valentino, worn with a suite of natural jewels from De Beers.

Courtesy of Ariana DeBose.

The robe captures the jewel-toned, resplendent type of Valentino’s inventive director, Pierpaolo Piccioli, and soon after her award-successful night, DeBose praised his techniques. “Mr. Pierpaolo has a attractive way of coming up with gowns for girls like me, utilizing fabrics that accentuate entire body styles in the most fashionable way,” she claimed. “The moment I observed this appear on the runway I quickly noticed myself in it as a solid Latina girl with curves.”

Courtesy of Ariana DeBose.

DeBose also said she liked the Aged Hollywood glamour of the appear, which fits the mid-1950s environment of the musical. “The gown was the perfect illustration of a present day day Marilyn Monroe, who I have usually admired as a manner icon,” she claimed. “The color—the hanging incredibly hot pink in opposition to my skin tones—I was in enjoy.”

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She paired the eye-catching search with a statement diamond necklace and matching bracelet, which amped up the luxurious with out sacrificing her beliefs. “When I noticed the jewelry from De Beers, I understood they were the ideal parts for this significant night,” she claimed. “Sustainability is as vital to me as the style of the jewelry, so sporting natural diamonds that are equally beautiful and responsibly sourced is a dream situation.”

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