Winona Ryder reflects on Kendall Jenner’s 2024 Met Gala dress controversy: ‘I did wear it’

Winona Ryder adds her two cents.

The “Beetlejuice” star found herself in the middle of a Met Gala controversy after Kendall Jenner claimed she was the “first person” to ever wear an archival dress that Ryder once modeled — and in a new cover story with Harper’s Bazaar, the actress appears. dispute the facts.

The “Little Women” actress, 52, remained mum on the matter until Thursday, when she told the magazine that she “wore” Jenner’s stolen black Givenchy one-piece in the 1999 film Flaunt.

While Jenner, 28, told Vogue that the dress – which was never shown on the runway and was only shown on mannequins – was “literally sleeping beauty” in keeping with the theme of the 2024 Met Gala, photos of Ryder modeling the same appearance appeared. on X (formerly Twitter) shortly thereafter.

Page Six Style confirmed at the time that the version the “Girl, Interrupted” star wore in Flaunt was a replica, but in her new interview, Ryder seems to suggest that she actually slipped into the original.

The “Heathers” star told Harper’s Bazaar that she “heard about” the dress dilemma at the time, adding, “I do remember that photo shoot.”

“And I did wear it. I have pictures,” she continued. “The photographer gave me some prints. I’m in tartan in one of them, and I’m in that dress.”

Ryder showed off the plunging black design – which featured a corset-style top with a sheer cut-out panel at the midsection and tassel trim on the shoulders – in two photos for the magazine, with the dress hailing from Alexander McQueen’s autumn collection for Givenchy. .

Archival pieces aside, the “Alien: Resurrection” star also told Harper’s Bazaar that she refused to wear high heels for red carpets anymore and instead wears boots, telling the magazine, “I actually made a conscious decision, maybe six years ago.”

As for Givenchy’s look, this much-discussed dress is sure to go down in fashion history.

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