For fans of Crazy Rich Asians, the blue Marchesa frock that Constance Wu (who played Rachel Chu) wore to Colin Khoo and Araminta Lee’s over-the-top Singaporean wedding is the stuff of dreams. Now, the design is taking its proper place in history.
In fact, the ethereal gown is headed to Washington, D.C., in honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.
Marchesa is donating the much-lusted-after dress to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History for the first annual The Party: A Smithsonian Celebration of Asian Pacific Americans, which will take place this Saturday.
The Grecian-inspired design originally made its debut in the Marchesa fall 2016 collection. Costume designer Mary E. Vogt, who won a Costume Designers Guild award for her work on Crazy Rich Asians, opted to have the dress’s long sleeves removed for the movie.