Allison Williams Loves Grace Kelly, Being Comfortable on the Red Carpet
The Girls actress--and Giambattista Valli muse--talks about her style icons, the most amazing dress she's ever worn, and the best piece of style advice that she's ever received.
Released on 5/28/2015
My favorite thing I've ever worn,
and I'm not BS-ing because of where we are,
is a Giambattista Valli couture dress
that I wore at the Emmys this past year.
It was a very last-minute fitting.
I think it was like two days before the Emmys,
and I ran into the fitting room
and I saw tulle on the rack.
And, being a girl, I went first to the dress
that had tulle on it and it turned out
to be this beautiful Giamba dress,
and I put it on and it fit, it didn't need any alterations.
It has this awesome, like, bow at the top,
and this yellow shock of ribbon at the waist,
and I just loved it so much,
and I felt really lucky to wear it.
I did not want to take it off.
Actually, it was a two piece, it was a skirt and a top,
but no one has to know that.
The best piece of style advice ...
I've received a lot, some unsolicited,
a lot of it unsolicited.
Just be comfortable is the most important thing,
especially if you're gonna be in a dress for a while,
it's very important to feel comfortable in it
and to feel like it's an extension of who you are
rather than feeling forced into something
that doesn't feel natural on you.
And that's really good advice
because some of these events that we go to
take place over the course of many, many hours,
so being comfortable ends up being very, very important.
I have so many.
I love Grace Kelly because she's so elegant
and classic and timeless.
I love Nora Pakaur because she's powerful
and really feminine.
I love Diane Keaton.
I love Cate Blanchett, I love that she takes chances
and she takes risks but she always looks like herself.
There are so many, I'm inspired by the way
a lot of people use fashion in their lives.