Constance Wu’s blue gown that she wore in “Crazy Rich Asians” will be donated by Marchesa to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington.
The dress will be presented on Saturday, May 18 in Los Angeles at the first annual “The Party: A Smithsonian Celebration of Asian Pacific Americans.”
Jon. M. Chu, director of “Crazy Rich Asians”, told Jen Yamato of the LA Times:
“It became a Cinderella dress for people. I remember seeing moms make it for their little girls, I remember seeing women wear it with a sense of pride. It became literally a fairy-tale dress for people. We talked about how this would make her feel and how powerful it would be for her — and that it’s also her choice to wear.”
Why this matters
“Representation of Asian Pacific Americans in film and media is critical to the visibility of a community who has made many contributions to the arts,” Lisa Sasaki, director of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, said in a statement. “By collecting the film’s iconic dress, the Smithsonian is better able to present these contributions to the world.”
Read more at The LA Times.