This yr’s lack of red-carpet occasions hasn’t stopped the Greta Constantine girl from exhibiting up in all the best locations. Final week, as she introduced the Academy Award nominees, Priyanka Chopra donned a tiered cocktail frock by designers Kirk Pickersgill and Stephen Wong in a shade of sapphire blue that contrasted properly together with her husband Nick Jonas’s gold tux. Likewise, Viola Davis—one of many names atop Chopra’s checklist of Oscar nominees—turned heads on the Critics Selection Awards in a turquoise robe with strategically positioned ruffles from the duo’s spring assortment.
Probably the most poignant of those appearances could have been on youth poet Amanda Gorman, who opted for canary yellow Greta Constantine for her extremely publicized Time journal cowl. It’s uncommon for any style label to be featured prominently on the entrance web page of a publication centered on exhausting information, not garments, however the truth that the position got here as a shock was the cherry on prime. “Our press officer informed us that they’d used it for the journal however didn’t say what it was for, so we simply thought it was an editorial,” shared Pickersgill by way of Zoom. “I didn’t consider it till we had a tangible copy, [but] as soon as we noticed that it had made the quilt, it felt historic. It was such a proud second for the model.”
Well timed too. February marked Greta Constantine’s fifteenth anniversary, and to rejoice, Pickersgill and Wong wished to honor all of the individuals who’ve helped the model alongside its journey. “Our objectives have occurred, and our dream has occurred—now it’s simply time to maneuver ahead and construct the model even additional,” mentioned Pickersgill. Historical past was the gathering’s focus. The inexperienced, black, and gold coloration scheme of a number of appears nodded to Pickersgill and Wong’s Jamaican heritage. Classic hits, like asymmetrical robes that exposed a flash of leg, have been remixed in good shades of gold or paired with metallic boots to amplify their bling issue.
You don’t need to be campaigning for an Oscar to put on Pickersgill and Wong’s creations, however they positioned the awards-season fare entrance and heart, doubling down on the flowing trains and structured flounces of cloth which have turn into signatures of the model. Although they’re dedicated to avoiding loungewear, light-weight separates with gentle textures served as their model of a rainy-day look. After all, given their extroverted clientele, their ball robes may show extra versatile than anybody expects. “I used to be at a good friend’s for dinner, and it was simply the 2 of us, however she was on this magnificent ball robe,” says Pickersgill. “She was like, ‘I’ve all these garments, why not put on them?’ I believed that was such a terrific concept, and I’ve seen lots of people start to embrace that.” Living proof: Simply final week Cynthia Erivo was noticed lounging round at house in a button-down shirt and considered one of Greta Constantine’s golden ball skirts.