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Constance Wu’s Marchesa dress of ‘Crazy Rich Asians’, was donated to the Smithsonian

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Of film history of fashion history, “Crazy Rich Asians” continues to make waves in the pop culture months after the record-breaking premiere.

Recently it became known that the blue Marchesa dress Constance Wu’s character, Rachel Chu wore for her “Cinderella moment” in the hit flick is donated to the Smithsonian by the brand, Women’s Wear Daily reports. The dress will first be shown on Saturday in Los Angeles on “The y: A Smithsonian Celebration of Asian-Pacific Americans,” in honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month.

“Crazy Rich Asians” director Jon M. Chu told the Los Angeles Times that he is happy the famous dress is celebrated in such a way.
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“Crazy Rich Asians” director Jon M. Chu told the Los Angeles Times that he is happy the famous dress is celebrated in such a way.

“It was a Cinderella dress for people. I remember seeing mothers make it for their little girls, I remember seeing women wear it with a sense of pride,” Chu recalled. “It was literally a fairytale dress for people. We talked about how this would make her feel and how powerful it would be for her — and that it is also her choice to carry.”

The Warner Bros.-film was welcomed with a largely East Asian cast and was given a whopping $238 worldwide, making it the highest-grossing rom-com to debut in a decade, reports WWD.

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Now, the fairytale dress will be a forever home in the Washington museum — the member of the legendary fashion pieces, such as Dorothy’s ruby red slippers from “The Wizard of Oz”, a maid costume of “The Handmaid’s Tale, and Batman the cover of “Batman and Robin.”

“I think it represents the moment of arrival,” Lisa Clancy, director of the Smithsonian’s Asian Pacific American Center, told the time of the dress’ big moment. “There is a sense of arrival for the Asian Americans in the mainstream.”

After the premiere in the Cinderella-esque dress proved to be a touchstone for fans of all ages, who shared pride in their own incarnations of the look at social media.

In particular, the house of Marchesa is led by Georgina Chapman, the ex-wife of the disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.

According to the Times, the dress was selected for the film for the sexual abuse accusations came against Chapman’s ex-husband.

Earlier this month, the designer followed the 2019 met Gala in New York City with Wu; the actress wore Marchesa for the high profile event.

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