Belfast Telegraph

Caitlyn Jenner: My fashion fantasy came true

Caitlyn Jenner was afraid she’d trip onstage while donning a floor-length Atelier Versace dress at the ESPY Awards earlier this month.

The 65-year-old Olympic gold medallist, who came out as transgender in June, accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award during the 2015 ESPY Awards in Los Angeles on July 15.

She donned a stunning white Atelier Versace gown to the event and everything about how her outfit came about was magical.

“Over the last month, I was so worried about what to wear. Donatella Versace reached out to me and said, ‘I want to do the dress.’ I said, ‘I am SO in’,” Caitlyn recalled in a blog post she wrote for “We started with designs; they made the dress in Italy. Her head dressmaker came over, and we did two fittings to make sure we got it just absolutely perfect. It was like every fantasy of my life come true.”

But donning the floor-length ensemble didn’t come without its woes.

Caitlyn was afraid one wrong move in that garment would see her falling flat on her face.

“Of course I was nervous about tripping as I walked up to the stage! That gown was long and tough,” she admitted.

Caitlyn loved getting dolled up for the red carpet event.

However, she wasn’t willing to wear anything too unsuitable.

“Getting glamorous for the ESPYs was a big process to go through, but it was amazing and so much fun,” Caitlyn said. “I really wanted to feel real comfortable up there [although there was a corset under that dress, so I don't know how comfortable I was!]. I wanted to feel good. I wanted to feel pretty. I wanted to be myself.”

© Cover Media


From Belfast Telegraph