Constance Wu's dress from"Crazy Rich Asians" headed to the Smithsonian




- The blue gown worn by Constance Wu's character Rachel in "Crazy Rich Asians" is being donated to the Smithsonian's National Museum Of American History in Washington D.C.

-Directer Jon M. Chu was speechless over the honor when he heard. " It became a Cinderella dress for people. I remember seeing moms make it for their little girls".
I remember seeing women wear it with a sense of pride".


- The gown will join "The Wizard of Oz " ruby red slippers and a handmaid costume from "The Handmaids Tale".

-Theodore S. Gonzalves , curator in the Divison of Culture and Community Life sought out the gown with Lisa Sasaki, Director Of The Smithsonian's Asian Pacific American Center.

- "The film's use of fashion is not merely decorative or secondary says Gonzalves. "The cast clothing plays a crucial role in marking social class
among its charaters. From Multi- Generational moneyed elites Peranakan( Straits-born Chinese immigrants) to the nouvea riche strivers of Singapore, to working class Chinese immigrants in the U.S. and their Asian American model minority progeny

- The gown was tailored to Wu's height and the original long billowing sleeves were removed.

Source:https://twitter.com/amhistorymuseum/status/1128716955999973379