The Story Behind Gal Gadot's Leggy White "Goddess Dress" in Wonder Woman 1984
If you've already seen Wonder Woman 1984, I don't have to say much more than the words "the dress" for you to know what scene I'm talking about. Gal Gadot wears the ivory silk number as the ever-confident Diana Prince in the film, for the moment she reunites with love interest Steve Trevor. Immediately, you'll want to know where this leggy look is from, and costume designer Lindy Hemming (who's also behind films such as The Dark Knight and Casino Royale) confirms it's not just something you can pick up in stores. Hemming refers to it as the "goddess garment" in an interview for GoldenGlobes.com:
"We explored so many evening dresses – none of the metallic ones of the period seemed to be right for [Gal Gadot's] character. They seemed to be too on the nose. I referenced Chanel, Calvin Klein, and Claude Montana to create that kind of classic American look. I created that costume as a shirt and wrap-around skirt with a really clever cutter, Ian Frazer Wallace, in a really heavy double silk crepe. We wanted something so that her legs could come through. She has the most fantastic legs anyway, and I knew that she would walk along that Long Pond in Washington [the National Mall]. It seemed like white would make you stand apart from everybody else. She would look like a goddess, and she is a goddess in a way. We called it the 1980s goddess look. Cuff from Tiffany," Hemming explained of the impactful moment.
So there you have it — not only is it a top and skirt, rather than a full-length piece, but it's also inspired by some really iconic fashion houses, which explains its unbelievable elegance. Gadot rocks the maxi with taupe heels that don't take away from the rest of the ensemble, along with a dark lip. Scroll down to see more stills from the famous white dress moment, then shop some similar styles we found — many of which come at an affordable price point — if you're missing this goddess gem from your own wardrobe.