But are you surprised? The word “rich” is right there in the title!
Constance Wu showed up to the Crazy Rich Asians premiere in L.A. in a Ralph & Russo gown that looks like the sort of fancy throw pillow I would be warned ten times not to touch while visiting a fancy relative’s house. Although that’s not to say Constance is too bougie for the rest of us; those sequins are giving fancy silver SpaghettiOs realness. And what says “of the people” more than 99-cent canned pasta? Even if they do sort of look like the canned pasta rich people might eat when Jeeves leaves on vacation and they’re forced to use the can opener.
Next up is Carmen Soo, wearing a dress of unknown origin. My best guess is her dress was heavily inspired by the scrapbooking craze of 2006. Her dress might not look as expensive as the rest. But let me tell you – as someone who was shamefully addicted to preserving memories through cutting and pasting paper scraps – that very expensive. I’m not proud to say I once paid $40 for a pair of fancy zig-zag scissors (I was chasing the paper dragon pretty aggressively for a while there).
Lastly, and possibly my favorite, is Fiona Xie. Her dress is definitely the kind that has one of those snobby Price Upon Request tags. But it’s the shoes we’re looking at. Fiona strolled onto the green carpet in plastic stripper heels. That’s one way to put the crazy in Crazy Rich Asians, but it’s the fact that they’re shiny and silver than makes them extremely fancy and premier-worthy. Those shoes don’t get dollar bills stuck to them, they get Apple stocks.
Here’s more expensive looks from the premiere last night. Even the security was big-budget: not once did Scarlett Johansson or Emma Stone succeed in sneaking in.