Basia Richard told us all about Selena’s getting-ready process for the MTV Awards, and even shared the special alterations the star requested on her show-stopping Billboard Awards gown!
Selena Gomez was always adorable, but this past year the star has had a stellar style game — just look at the chic Giambattista Valli mini she wore to the MTV Movie Awards, and the sexy Dolce & Gabbana gown she chose for the Billboard Awards! So, how does Selena decide when she wants to go for something sweet or sexy? “We like to separate when she’s promoting a movie as a pose to being a musician. When she’s representing herself as an actress we opt for classic, pretty looks, we like to keep it clean and let the outfit speak for itself,” Basia Richard, Selena’s stylist, told us.
For the MTV Movie Awards on Jun. 5, Basia wanted to see Selena in something more classic, which is why she knew the Giambattista Valli look was perfect as soon as she saw it. “When I first saw it I thought, ‘OMG she has to wear it,’” Basia said. “I love that look so much! Even from a couple of weeks ago I was anxious to see it. She definitely wanted to come across as an actress and I wanted to see her in something classic and minimalistic, you know she’s always going back and forth. I absolutely knew it was the one I wanted to see her wearing.”
While Selena looked so sophisticated and chic, her Dolce & Gabbana gown at the Billboard Music Awards just a few weeks earlier gave off a totally different vibe! Selena owned the red carpet when she stepped out in the sexy dress, complete with cutouts and a slit — and it turns out the cutouts were added at the request of the petite popstar!
“Initally the dress came with no cutouts and Selena really loved it, but we felt like something was missing so we decided to add the custom cutouts to make it even more glamorous. It was mainly Selena’s idea and we decided to take a chance. We loved it and she was so happy. She loved it so much and the confidence came out it was a completely different dress for us, she owned it!”