When Atlanta writer Aurielle Marie takes the stage as an honoree at Out magazine’s OUT100 event on Thursday night, they will be doing it in full Lizzo style, literally.
In a plea on TikTok, queer “Gumbo Ya Ya” writer Lizzo asked if she could borrow the red haute couture Giambattista Valli gown the actress wore to the 2022 Primetime Emmys.
“I know you know what it feels like to be the tallest in the room and all the scrutiny and hyper-visibility that comes with it because I saw you talk about it,” Marie Lizzo said in the video . “But the longer I go without something to wear, the less I want to be there.”
Marie said they made the request via video because “you never know what can happen” and asked, “Can I please please please wear your dress from the 2022 Emmys, that’s my favorite!”
And Lizzo came through, albeit in a slightly different but similarly fabulous dress, according to a TikTok posted to Marie’s more than 300,000 followers on Tuesday.
Marie chronicled her screaming and tearful reaction after a large box arrived at the Atlanta home she shares with her wife. Inside was the tiered magenta tulle D. Auxilly gown that Lizzo wore for her performance at the 2019 American Music Awards.
It fit Marie perfectly.
“I may have gotten some tears on your dress @lizzo my naughty baby!” Marie wrote in a caption to her video on Tuesday. “Words are not enough, and thank you is not enough. But thanks! I’m speechless. Her! A b— is LIZZO SIZED certified!!!!!! And LOOK AT THIS DRESS! @Out Magazine here I come!”
D. Auxilly designer Dominique Galbraith explained to Kontrol Brides magazine last year how her work challenges fashion industry biases.
“I’m very hands-on with my clients, and a lot of designers create brands but don’t sew,” Galbraith said. “You sketch something and send it to a model maker. I practically worked with women of all sizes from that age of 18.
“Because I worked with such a diverse clientele who wanted to wear the things I made for myself, I needed to be able to make sure something looked good on a client regardless of her size. Who am I to tell someone they can’t wear something? I’ll make sure it works at any size.”
Marie, who credited Out as an essayist, poet and cultural strategist, told the magazine she’s learned the lesson that self-sacrifice isn’t sustainable and is happier about it.
“I don’t consider myself highly enough yet to claim to be a revolutionary storyteller, but I hope by the time my work here is done I would have told the whole truth well enough for someone to say I was close was.” Marie said in the article, which was published late last month. “My goal is to tell our stories honestly, no matter how complicated and complex they are. There is so much freedom in all this mess.”
And that freedom will be featured Thursday evenings beginning at 5 p.m. Pacific Time and streamed on Out.com/Out100Live and the magazine’s Facebook and Twitter pages. Eureka O’Hara and Shangela, stars of the HBO series We’re Here, will be hosting.
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