Saffron Vera Wang dress of Michelle Williams

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Saffron Vera Wang dress of Michelle Williams
DesignerVera Wang
Year2006 (2006)
TypeSaffron dress

Actress Michelle Williams wore a saffron-colored Vera Wang dress to the 78th Academy Awards on March 5, 2006, which was the subject of acclaim in the fashion press.[1]


Katherine E. Krohn in her book Vera Wang: Enduring Style said as follows, "Wang has always loved paying close attention to the details and careful work needed for a couture garment. She brought this quality to the saffron yellow gown she made for actress Michelle Williams. After making hundreds of sketches and working personally with the actress, Wang chose a final design for the dress. Then the gown was painstakingly cut and fit to William's body, using a mock-up fabric rather than a final cloth. At last, a skilful seamstress constructed the chiffon and tulle gown, which had a deep neckline and dramatic ruffles."[2]


Cosmopolitan magazine cited the dress as one of the best Oscar dresses of all time, saying, "Coupled with the bright red lips and wispy hair, Michelle's saffron Vera Wang dress makes her look like she's straight out of an old Hollywood film. The cut makes her body look amazing, especially considering that she had given birth to Matilda just three months before."[3]


  1. ^ Schott, Ben (24 October 2006). Schott's Almanac 2007. Bloomsbury. ISBN 978-1-59691-171-0. Retrieved 25 May 2011.
  2. ^ Krohn, Katherine E. (1 September 2008). Vera Wang: Enduring Style. Twenty-First Century Books. p. 41. ISBN 978-1-58013-572-6. Retrieved 25 May 2011.
  3. ^ "Oscars Best and Worst Dressed". Cosmopolitan. Retrieved 24 May 2011.

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