Lela Rochon Saved Her ’90s Movie Premiere Dress, and Her Daughter Just Wore It to Prom

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Waiting to Exhale actress Lela Rochon, who starred in the 1995 Whitney Houston film as Robin Stokes, saved her red satin premiere dress and fringed shawl – and thank goodness she did! Twenty-six years later, her daughter Asia Rochon Fuqua is repurposing the number for her prom night. Asia shared some snaps on her own ‘gram, too, showcasing how she restyled the chiffon scarf twisted around her neck later in the evening for a bathroom selfie with friends. She also wore a pair of silver tasselled earrings to play up the detail on her cover-up.

“Yes I saved the dress❤️… wasn’t sure why but now I know #vintage @adamchristophermakeup ⭐️,” Lela wrote on Instagram, giving Emmy nominated makeup artist Adam Christopher a shout-out for helping to bring the ’90s look back to life. Famous friends Gabrielle Union, Vanessa Bell Calloway, and Diann Valentine were mesmerized when they scrolled by the Instagram post, leading them to post comments similar to Valentine’s “Wow, she looks so much like you. Lela reincarnated ❤️❤️❤️.”

Ahead, see the two-piece look in 1995 on Rochon and on its way to Asia’s prom in 2021 as she posed for photos with her date, Chase Harleston, and dad, film director and producer Antoine Fuqua.

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