Jennifer Connelly
US actress Jennifer Connelly arrives for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 13th Annual Governors Awards at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles on November 19, 2022. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi / AFP) (Photo by TOMMASO BODDI/AFP via Getty Images)

At the 13th annual Governors Awards overnight, Jennifer Connelly floated along the red carpet in period-esque Louis Vuitton. The Top Gun: Maverick actress was honoured with the opportunity to wear a custom gown for the occasion, highlighting the intricate and meticulous savoir-faire behind the French fashion house.

Courtesy of Louis Vuitton / Gregoire Vieille

Featuring long sleeves, the gown was crafted in the atelier with textured Viscose jersey for the bodice while the skirt used 10 metres of rushed fluid light weight jersey in a bright white hue. The gown was inspired by perfect symmetry and featured two basques to form the structured bodice and one long seam running from the high neckline to the hem of the skirt.

Courtesy of Louis Vuitton / Gregoire Vieille
Courtesy of Louis Vuitton / Gregoire Vieille

Upon close inspection, the detail is painstaking and perfect. According to Louis Vuitton, the dress was sewn with more than 800 handmade ruched pleats while 200 hours was required to complete the gown. Finishing off the ensemble was a billowing train and oversized silver zipper at the back for a playful touch on challenging proportions.

Courtesy of Louis Vuitton / Gregoire Vieille
Courtesy of Louis Vuitton / Gregoire Vieille

Connelly, who made her debut in Hollywood in the 1984 crime film Once Upon a Time in America, has been a longtime friend of Louis Vuitton. She most recently appeared in the Nicolas Ghesquière’s Cruise 2023 campaign, captured by the legendary David Sims. Connelly also recently wore a dazzling gold beaded Louis Vuitton gown to the world premiere of Top Gun: Maverick, a fitting tribute to the long-awaited sequel.

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