[Note: An earlier version of this story, below, discussed how Chrissy Metz, as announced, would wear a Christian Siriano dress to the 74th Golden Globe Awards. But despite the designer creating two gown options for the This Is Us star, Metz showed up in a purple velvet creation by Nathan Paul, which she told Glamour was a last-minute change of heart. “It spoke to me,” she said.]
When you’re a breakout star attending your first Golden Globes ceremony — and when you’re up for an award as well — the pressure’s on to choose the right thing to wear. Even more so if you don’t fit into the cookie-cutter world of sample-size fashion.
But luckily, This Is Us actress Chrissy Metz, 36, has an ace up her sleeve, thanks to help from designer Christian Siriano.
Metz, who’s nominated for her role as Kate in the NBC dramedy, teamed up with the Project Runway alumnus to get fashionably fabulous for her big night. She invited E! News to the final fitting, jokingly telling the network that she “prayed to the heavens” and “got really lucky” to end up working with him.
Siriano felt the vibes too. “It was really exciting because she left it to be open to anything,” he said.
Ever the overachiever, Siriano didn’t design just one dress for Metz for the awards ceremony on Sunday night. Metz modeled two gorgeous gowns — both totally different and totally stunning.
He described the first gown, a flowing crimson dress with intricate beading, as “classic and elegant.” The second look, a one-shoulder turquoise number with a glorious flowing drape over her shoulder, was “maybe a little bit more fashion, so we get the best of both words.”
Siriano has emerged as a champion for designing clothes for women of all sizes, not only dressing comedian Leslie Jones for the Ghostbusters premiere last summer but also showing that all bodies are deserving of high-end designer duds in one of the most diverse, inclusive New York Fashion Week shows to date.
“I like the idea that there’s coverage, but it’s still sexy and still glamorous,” Siriano told E! as Metz modeled the turquoise gown. “It’s all about the different poses you can do with the dress. I’ve done a lot of red carpets. I usually know what works.”
So no matter which dress Metz chooses to wear to the awards show, we already know that she’ll be all kinds of fierce.