Marc Jacobs On Designing Michelle Dockery's Louis Vuitton Dress For Emmy Awards 2012: EXCLUSIVE

24 September 2012 by

Last night's Emmy Awards has provided a FEAST of fabulous gowns to coo over on this drizzly Monday but the dress that's got us most excited? Michelle Dockery's Louis Vuitton stunner. Grazia Daily has christened the Downton Abbey actress Best Dressed on the star-studded red carpet. The midnight blue hue! The sheer yoke! The kooky pockets!

'I just love it,' Michelle said of her dress. 'I feel really comfortable. The pockets make me feel so cool. It's so elegant. I'm just so happy.' Aw, how we love her. So she might have missed out to Claire Danes in the Best Actress in a Drama Series category, but who needs a cumbersome award when you have an LV gown accessorised with a gold Jimmy Choo clutch? Well, exactly. And she has super-stylist Katie Grand to thank for introducing her Louis Vuitton after the editor-in-chief shot Michelle for that incredible spread in LOVE.

Michelle Dockery Emmy dress 2012

'I wanted her to be modern romantic and to feel excited, special and happy!' said Michelle's stylist, Leith Clark. 'Working with the team at Vuitton was amazing. It all was so organic, graceful and fun.'

As for the man behind the dress, Marc Jacobs custom-made the elegant creation especially for Michelle. Well, he is a huge Downton fan. The creative director at the Parisian label, who is due to show during Paris Fashion Week in mere days, revealed this sketch of the dress exclusively for Grazia Daily. So is Lady Mary his favourite character, we wanted to know? 'I always look forward to the Lady Mary moments on Downton Abbey - and for Michelle Dockery's appearance in this gorgeous gown. She looked flawless!' Ain't that the truth....

To see all the dresses from last night's Emmy Awards, click here


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