Joey King cried when she tried on her Zac Posen dress for the 2019 Emmy Awards.
The 20-year-old actress stunned on the purple carpet in a red strapless old Hollywood gown which was custom-made by the fashion designer, who knew he had made the perfect look when The Act star “started crying when she tried it on.”
“This is her dream dress and we really captured it and that’s when I know that I’ve done a good job,” he told The Hollywood Reporter. “And I really care a great deal about her. I think she’s really a spectacular actress and a wonderful person and girl.
“I think it’s great to have a young woman who wants to look elegant. It’s rarer and rarer and Joey really understands that and it’s cool. It’s going to take her a long way!”
The collaboration marked a “full circle” moment for the duo, as Posen brought King to her first Emmy Awards last year and they decided to work together on her dress when she was nominated for her first-ever Emmy Award for her role in The Act this year.
And the actress knew exactly what she wanted her outfit to look like.
“She wanted a cool bow detail in the back, something strapless, some skin exposed in the back, and something with an architectural quality to it that remained elegant and classic, which is so refreshing to hear from a (then) 19-year-old. She wants fashion!” Posen gushed. “She knows her references and she knows my clothing now really well, so it’s a real designer Hollywood collaboration.”
King’s stylist Jared Eng also told the outlet that she wanted to channel old Hollywood glamour, “like Audrey Hepburn”.
The Kissing Booth star was nominated for the Lead Actress in a Limited Series prize, but lost out to Michelle Williams.
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