Constance Wu wears dazzling gown by Meghan Markle's favorite designer and it features over 200K crystals and 90 carats of diamonds

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Constance Wu dazzled on the Hollywood red carpet on Tuesday night wearing a sparkling silver mermaid gown to the premiere of Crazy Rich Asians.

Wu’s gorgeous couture gown was designed by Ralph & Russo and consisted of 90 carats of diamonds, over 200,000 crystals and 490 hours to make. Ralph & Russo are the same designer that Meghan Markle wore for her royal engagement photos with Prince Harry. The dress took 765 hours to make Similar to Markle’s taste for off-the-shoulder silhouettes, this gown featured the same concept, except with the addition of cascading long fringe details along the shoulder line. With the help of Hollywood stylist Micaela Erlanger, the actress finished off her glamorous look with teardrop earrings and silver rings by Lorraine Schwartz.

Constance Wu attends the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures’s <em>Crazy Rich Asians</em>&nbsp;at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on Aug. 7, 2018, in Hollywood. (Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Constance Wu attends the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures’s Crazy Rich Asians at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on Aug. 7, 2018, in Hollywood. (Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Constance Wu stars as the inimitable Rachel Chu from the best-selling novel Crazy Rich Asians, by Kevin Kwan. It is the first big-budget Hollywood film to feature an all-Asian cast in 25 years — something Hollywood hasn’t seen since The Joy Luck Club was released in 1993.

This type of mainstream Asian representation in a Hollywood film is why Vanity Fair wrote that this film could be a big “watershed moment” for the community. For Wu, the film — combined with her successful work in the show Fresh Off the Boat — signifies history in the making. In a lengthy post on Twitter, she said the premiere is “truly historic” and that “more than a movie, it’s a movement.”


Crazy Rich Asians opens in theaters on Aug. 15.

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