The gymnastic’s three piece was designed by Beckett Fogg and Piotrek Panszczyk of Area. Her look consists of a hand-embellished skirt covered in Swarovski crystals with a mini-dress underneath, and a glittering catsuit covered in stars.
Vogue reports that the inspiration for the look was showgirls and that “over 100 people worked for 6,650 hours to embellish and craft the three garments.”
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“How do I feel in the dress? It’s definitely heavy, but I feel beautiful, strong, and empowered,” Biles told the fashion magazine.
“I personally don’t think anybody’s dress is gonna be better than mine,” Simone added, “I’m sure everyone feels like that going in, but this is going to be a statement.”
“I want to say to little girls in general, you can be tough in any sport you want to be, and you can be strong. On the other end you can come out feeling empowered and beautiful and wear gowns like this and step out of your comfort zone,” she said.
“You don’t have to be just an athlete; at the end of the day we’re people too.”
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