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

Credits

Starring: Allison Williams
Featuring: Glambattista Valli

Transcript

00:03
My favorite thing I've ever worn,
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and I'm not BS-ing because of where we are,
00:08
is a Giambattista Valli couture dress
00:10
that I wore at the Emmys this past year.
00:13
It was a very last-minute fitting.
00:16
I think it was like two days before the Emmys,
00:18
and I ran into the fitting room
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and I saw tulle on the rack.
00:21
And, being a girl, I went first to the dress
00:24
that had tulle on it and it turned out
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to be this beautiful Giamba dress,
00:28
and I put it on and it fit, it didn't need any alterations.
00:30
It has this awesome, like, bow at the top,
00:32
and this yellow shock of ribbon at the waist,
00:36
and I just loved it so much,
00:39
and I felt really lucky to wear it.
00:41
I did not want to take it off.
00:43
Actually, it was a two piece, it was a skirt and a top,
00:46
but no one has to know that.
00:52
The best piece of style advice ...
00:55
I've received a lot, some unsolicited,
00:58
a lot of it unsolicited.
01:01
Maybe...
01:04
Just be comfortable is the most important thing,
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especially if you're gonna be in a dress for a while,
01:11
it's very important to feel comfortable in it
01:13
and to feel like it's an extension of who you are
01:14
rather than feeling forced into something
01:16
that doesn't feel natural on you.
01:18
And that's really good advice
01:19
because some of these events that we go to
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take place over the course of many, many hours,
01:24
so being comfortable ends up being very, very important.
01:31
I have so many.
01:32
I love Grace Kelly because she's so elegant
01:35
and classic and timeless.
01:37
I love Nora Pakaur because she's powerful
01:39
and really feminine.
01:41
I love Diane Keaton.
01:45
I love Cate Blanchett, I love that she takes chances
01:49
and she takes risks but she always looks like herself.
01:53
There are so many, I'm inspired by the way
01:55
a lot of people use fashion in their lives.