Whatever you think of the romance between Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) and Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan), we can all agree that, judging from the trailers for 50 Shades Darker, Anastasia looks incredible thanks to a pretty MAJOR wardrobe upgrade.


When the trailer premiered a few months ago, we were immediately intrigued by the masquerade scene, namely that incredibly slinky dress and fur cape.

Unbeknownst to us (and the world), the combo was actually designed by Monique Lhuillier, WWD reveals. The gown features a beautiful draped neckline in the front AND the back. The straps crisscross in the back and it’s constructed with a flowy silk that goes va-va-voom all the way down to the floor. The capelet with which Anastasia covers herself was handmade with ostrich feathers. Naturally, everything was in tones of silver and gray because it’s Christian Grey and Ana Steele.

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“It was a true collaboration. After I was given the details about the scene, I designed a dress that not only captured the mood, but also Anastasia’s personality,” the designer told Women’s Wear Daily. “It was a dream come true to design for an iconic scene in a film that will live on.”

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(h/t WWD; photo via Doane Gregory/Universal Pictures)