The Story Behind “The Perfect Find”‘s Party Dress Everyone Will Be Searching For
Gabrielle Union stars as fashion mogul Jenna in the new Netflix movie “The Perfect Find,” which is based on Tia Williams’s 2016 romance novel of the same name. And for costume designer Amit Gajwani, working on a film that centers on the fashion industry is nothing short of a treat. Born in Mumbai, Gajwani moved to the US at age 12 and has both extensive design and editorial experience. Collaborating with someone like Union, a style icon in her own right, made for plenty of memorable fashion moments that viewers are going to pinpoint for inspiration – particularly in the going-out, party-look category.
One such instance is the first time Jenna meets love interest Eric (Keith Powers). She’s wearing a plunging metallic midi dress by Galvan London teamed with a chunky gold cuff – the picturesque vision of high-octane glamour. With glowing makeup and her hair in a curled bob, she ‘s immediately the most alluring person in the room, and there’s no doubt that the outfit will be pinned to many mood boards, with the exact dress rightfully garnering search. Gajwani talked to POPSUGAR about the scene, explaining that it was, in fact, a vision brought to life: “That dress is by Galvan London. We tried several dresses that fit the intention to keep Jenna chic and sexy, without being overt about it,” he said. “I wanted a silver metallic dress to make it feel like Eric has found his jewel at the party. There was a simplicity to this dress that made it extremely elegant. The deep plunge and the perfect fit just looked incredible on her.”
Called the Stella, the number is conveniently marked down at Saks Fifth Avenue, though it’s safe to say it’s not the only covetable item in Jenna’s closet. The movie also stars Gina Torres as Darcy and La La Anthony as Elodie, and all of the clothing is aesthetically captivating from start to finish, thanks to Gajwani’s masterful work. Ahead, he answers more questions about curating the wardrobe for “The Perfect Find,” pointing directly to his learnings about what someone would wear as they develop a career in fashion.