Glammed up and brushed out—we’re in LOVE with Chrissy Teigen’s ‘70s-inspired waves! The model, author and half of Hollywood’s favorite couple looked seriously stunning at the 2017 SAG Awards. This sexy, voluminous look was created by Chrissy’s go-to stylist, Giannandrea. So what does it really take to prep for the big night? We sat down with Giannandrea and got the deets on what happens leading up to the red carpet and how to get Chrissy’s sexy look! Check it out!
BTC: What was the inspiration for the look?
Giannandrea: The inspiration definitely came from the dress, which is black and tuxedo-y. The moment I saw her in that dress, it instantly brought me back to the ‘70s. I told her, we have to do big beautiful Yves Saint Laurent ‘70s waves, but not sleek Hollywood waves.
BTC: Was this the only look you had planned for the night, or did you have backups?
Giannandrea: I did her hair the day before, too, and when we chatted about her dress, we decided waves would be best. I’m not a Plan B type of guy.
BTC: What was the creative process like? Did Chrissy help come up with the look?
Giannandrea: Chrissy hugely trusts me and would let me choose a look for her with my eyes closed. She loves fashion just like me and was totally visualizing what I wanted to do. We talked about the ‘70s era, Studio 54, wdisco and YSL and had a fun little moment. We were kinda like ‘wouldn’t it be fun if it was that time again?’
BTC: Why did you decide to go with an all down style?
Giannandrea: The all-black dress told me her hair really needed a moment. I wanted the hair to create a forward feature. Sometimes tuxedo dresses are a little masculine to me, so I needed to balance femininity and knew I could do that with her hair down. Her femininity has to be at the forefront to the audience.
BTC: When you’re getting glam with Chrissy, what is the energy like? Do you listen to music, catch up, etc.?
Giannandrea: There’s music, there’s dogs, there’s John, there’s nachos, there’s talk about reality shows. We have fun and gossip––nothing serious, all light-hearted. It’s always beautiful energy between us. She’s real. She has such a persona. She’s grown so much in the media and is so fun and down to earth. She just likes to have good friends around. She’s a real girl and I love that about her. While she can be a riot, she does have a sharpness to her and presence which makes it even more worthwhile. She has a sharp mind and I love that.
BTC: What did Chrissy think of the final look?
Giannandrea: She was enthusiastic about the outcome. You try on the dress without hair and makeup, so when you finally get to right before the red carpet and the vision comes to life and the elements come together, it’s really quite beautiful. John told her she looked beautiful. I know she felt it, but having her husband there to tell her that made the moment even more special.