NeNe Leakes knows how to strut her stuff — so when Malan Breton needed someone to rock a dress worth over a $1 million dollars at his New York Fashion Week show on Thursday, he looked no further than The Real Housewives of Atlanta Rich Bitch!
“[It was] literally beaded with one of the patterns on it actually,” Breton told The Lookbook of the RHOA fashionista, who has previously walked in charity shows during NYFW. “It’s a gown with a train and from what I was told it was $125 dollars a square inch to bead that fabric, so it’s going to be really incredible. It’s like $1.5 million, that dress.”
With a price tag like that, Malan knew it would take a special woman to rock it. “She embodies all women,” he said. “She really does. I think from my fanbase and other people that I know, she’s the one that’s constantly motivating women to be confident, to be who they are. And, you know, I love the Housewives franchise; I’m friends with so many of them. [NeNe’s] a very strong person and knows who she is. And people admire her so much. For me, as a designer for women, it’s very important to me that women know who they are when they wear these pieces.”