"Well, a flood in the office won't stop us!" Christian Siriano wrote while personally carrying the remade Oscars dress.
Melissa McCarthy stepped out on the 2023 Oscars red carpet wearing a cardinal red ball gown made by Project Runway designer Christian Siriano. The Little Mermaid star stunned in the red dress with voluminous Victorian long sleeves and a layered chiffon skirt that included a mix of layered tulle and ruffles. According to People, the 52-year-old's gown was made from scratch only days before the big event.
Thanks to Siriano's quick thinking and advanced skills, the outfit was remade fast. The original was ruined in a burst pipe mishap, which Siriano revealed happened days before this year's Academy Awards. "Well it's 6 days before the Oscars and a pipe burst in our studio yay happy Monday to us! Ughghghg 😩😫🥺😫 THE WORST EVER! Only a few dresses ruined 😩😩," he wrote on Instagram alongside a video showing the insides of his office after the mishap.
While appearing on E!'s red carpet pre-show he confessed, "We were just freaking out all day." Fortunately, he was able to successfully whip up a stunning new ensemble that he hand-delivered to McCarthy on Saturday. "Well, a flood in the office won't stop us! The last dress for tomorrow night made it on the plane! Wait until you you see all the beautiful moments on the red carpet! Thank you," Siriano captioned a video of himself carrying some of the Oscars dresses he designed in a garment bag while walking through the aisle on a flight. "I took the last dress with me on the plane yesterday," he revealed. "I dropped it off myself."
It looked like everything worked out in the end as the Bridesmaids star stunned in her ensemble with a classic updo and face-framing pieces. In an interview with InStyle, the comedian opened up about her Oscars attire back in 2019 where she wore matching tracksuits with her husband, Ben Falcone. "A couple of years ago you and Ben showed up to the Vanity Fair Oscars party, the spiritual home of the fishtail evening gown, in matching Adidas tracksuits," InStyle editor-in-chief Laura Brown recalled. McCarthy responded, "I'm sure it threw everybody into a tizzy because the idea came to me the day before the Oscars. I asked, 'Can we wear matching tracksuits?' And someone was like, 'For tomorrow? Like, that both fit?' It's not that easy. I just wanted to be in tennies and tracksuits. It just seemed so funny to me and so comfortable. I have never been flipped off or told to f— off as much as at that party [laughs], and it was all done, uh, jokingly, but also with something real behind it. [After the ceremony] everyone put on a different dress and different heels. They just totally were like, 'You go f— yourself [for wearing a tracksuit].' My response was, 'Oh, OK, I'm going to go dance pretty hard right now.'"
Well, the God's Favorite Idiot star, who has been named one of the 25 greatest actors of the 21st century by the New York Times, surely has unique outfit choices for award ceremonies.