Gown by Indigenous designer shines at Golden Globes

Canadian representation was minimal at the 2020 Golden Globe Awards, so E-Talk correspondent Lainey Lui decided to attract eyes the red carpet.

On Sunday, she wore a custom dress that accented her mid section with sleeves that flared past her hips.

The custom gown was made by an Anishinaabe and Mohawk fashion designer, Lesley Hampton.

The gown turned heads among the celebrities and correspondents on the red carpet at Sunday’s Golden Globes awards in Los Angeles.

By wearing the gown, Lui brought global exposure to Hampton.

But this isn’t the first time she’s been in the spotlight: Hampton is based in Toronto and has shown collections at Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto, Vancouver, London Fashion week and the Santa Fe Indian Market.

The title and collection was inspired by a quote featured in the preface of the final report of the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women: “We must know our past, understand it and accept it, if the future is to have meaning.”

In anticipation of being on the red carpet at her first and possibly only Golden Globes, Lui said she wanted to make the experience memorable and meaningful to look back on.

Lui expressed her pride in the dress and Hampton’s work and turned heads at the event. Lui was later featured on several “best dressed at the Globes” lists.

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