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Liz Hurley Has Slayed the Versace Safety Pin Dress

Hugh Grant has revealed Liz Hurley solely wore the now-iconic Versace safety-pin costume as a result of she had been snubbed by different designers who didn’t know who she was. Hurley, 54, wore the costume to the 1994 premiere of Four Weddings and a Funeral, which she attended together with her then-boyfriend, Grant.

On-time, Hurley was not famous; however, the dramatic design of the gown attracted such press consideration that she turned a family title in a single day. Now Grant, 59, has advised a brand new BBC documentary, that when Hurley known as up vogue homes asking if she might borrow one thing to put on for the crimson carpet, they declined.

The black, flooring-skimming gown turned iconic due to its uncommon, and revealing design. Designed by Gianni Versace, the identical gown had been modeled by Helena Christiensen on the SS/94 catwalk.

Plunging right down to the ribs from double shoulder straps and slit as much as the highest of the thigh, the material was saved collectively by 24 outsized gold security pins. Hurley has beforehand stated she had no thought how historic the look would develop into, telling Harper’s Bazaar in 2014 that the look was fairly more serendipitous than deliberate:

In 2002, it turned the star attraction on the Victoria and Albert Museum’s Versace retrospective; in 2007, a brand new model of the gown was on sale in Harrods for £10,000, and in 2013 it appeared on the Metropolitan Museum of Art within the exhibition Punk: Chaos to Couture. It even has its special Wikipedia web page.

Now colloquially generally known as ‘that costume,’ numerous celebrities have since tried to emulate the look, together with Lady Gaga, who wore the costume in 2012. Within the documentary, Richard Curtis reveals that Grant was almost not solid in Four Weddings And A Funeral.

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