Mena Suvari wore a dress Saturday night in Beverly Hills which appeared to defy all laws of gravity. The little black number garnered the “American Beauty” star a lot of attention when she showed up at the Beverly Hills Hotel 100-year anniversary party.
The Maria Lucia Hohan dress retails for about $630. Stylist Taylor Jacobson, according to Suvari’s Twitter feed.
An Instagram shot of the gravity-defying dress was blew up to large pixels until it was discovered that sheer, nude panels were wrapped around Suvari’s sides and secured by hardware.
Matt Donnelly, the Ministry’s event specialist who attended the event, said he noticed Mena Suvari’s gravity dress up close and noticed the secret to how the design literally “held up.”
“Oh, yes, there were sheer, nude panels on the back of the LBD,” he said.
With the exaggerated cut-out style Suvari wore, it was initially believed to be a wardrobe malfunction, but it wasn’t. Her bustier was boned and fitted perfectly to avoid any type of wardrobe malfunction. The unique design was cleverly made to look like a cutting-edge creation.
Stars enjoy pushing the limits of what looks and styles they can get away with. Actresses like Mena Suvari can wear almost anything and get away with it. She had the backless look with full coverage on the front. It was sexy without revealing too much. Publicity for the dress has been going crazy since she debuted it on the red carpet Saturday night. Will this look be a new trend in Hollywood?