In the third installment of the controversial Fifty Shades of Grey movie franchise, Fifty Shades Darker, actress Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele was spotted wearing the creation of Pinay fashion designer, Monique Lhuillier.
The R-18 movie just hit the cinemas earlier this month, and has garnered varied reactions from fans and critics of the best-selling book series of the same title by E.L. James.
The book series on which the movie franchise were based on created waves when it reached bestseller’s lists in record time. It was even dubbed as “Mom Porn”, and was credited for breathing life into erotica as a book genre.
The movie franchise was likewise jam-packed with controversy, largely because of its highly sexual nature. In fact, after the first movie was released, both Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan, who play Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey respectively, were often reported to have dropped the sequels. Interestingly, we’re in the second installment now, with the third one scheduled to come out in 2018, and both celebrities only gained notoriety for their roles.
In the movie, Dakota Johnson wears a silver dress of Lhuillier’s creation in a masquerade ball while in the arms of her handsome escort, the famed Christian Grey, portrayed by actor Jamie Dornan.
Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele rocks the silver sheath dress paired with a similarly colored intricate mask.
While the silver dress does not boast of generous jewels, gems or glitter, its simplicity is exactly what makes it so elegant and glamorous. It falls beautifully on Dakota Johnson’s frame and creates a sophisticated silhouette fit for a sensual siren such as Anastasia Steele.
In an interview with Preview, Shay Cunliffe, the film’s costume designer, described Monique Lhuillier’s silver sheath gown as reminiscent of old Hollywood glam, and further described Dakota Johnson as a “siren of simplicity”.
Pinay fashion designer Monique Lhuillier is best known for her bridal creations. She boasts of Hollywood A-Listers as part of her clientele, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Kristen Stewart, Reese Whitherspoon, Jennifer Lopez and Taylor Swift among other high-profile celebrities.