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Designers stunned by Kesha's red carpet choice

The Azzi & Osta gown Kesha donned to a charity event last week took several weeks to make.

The fashion designers behind the couture gown Kesha wore to the Humane Society Gala last week almost had heart attacks when they saw pictures of her on the red carpet.

The Tik Tok singer chose to don a dress created by Lebanon-based George Azzi and Assaad Osta to last Thursday's (07May16) charity gala in Los Angeles, and the couturiers behind emerging label Azzi & Osta were stunned she had picked one of their creations.

"It was a true heart attack kind of surprise," the pair explained to Billboard. "You wake up on a supposedly normal day to find out that none other than Kesha is looking drop dead gorgeous in one of your dresses. We are very lucky. The gown was not custom-made for her, but it definitely looked like it was.

"This gown was selected by Kesha’s stylist Shelby Hearts from a showroom in L.A. Apparently an immediate 'coup de foudre' (thunderbolt) love story happened between Kesha and the gown as soon as she saw it."

Azzi and Osta put a lot of work into making the gorgeous, light pink, floor-length garment, which featured outlines of cherry blossoms and a cape that turned into an impressive train.

"The dress is made of silk pink crepe and entirely hand embellished with sequins, beads, pearls and crystals," they detailed. "The design, execution and finishing were all done in our atelier in Beirut, while the embellishments were meticulously executed abroad. That is one of the reasons why the dress takes weeks and weeks."

"We love cherry blossoms - they’re an inspiration we don’t seem to get bored of," the pair added. "In this dress, they were depicted abstractly and in pink hues. However, we’ve used the theme in a more representational design in previous collections."

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