Catherine O’Hara "said yes right away" when Thom Browne offered to dress her for the 2021 SAG Awards.
The 67-year-old actress rocked a custom black-and-white sequinned tuxedo, complete with a corset vest and a trompe l’oeil bow tie shirt, for the virtual ceremony on Sunday.
O’Hara, who won the Best Female Actor in a Comedy Series award for her role as Moira Rose in the hit comedy Schitt’s Creek, said she immediately accepted the American fashion designer's offer of a custom outfit for the prestigious prizegiving.
“I said yes right away. I think when you’re offered custom, you commit right away. That would normally scare me, but it didn’t at all with Thom Browne because I love his designs and I think he’s insanely creative," she told WWD.
Browne was inspired by his recent fall 2021 collection for the star's show-stopping look, and said the black-and-white ensemble was also a nod to her onscreen character Moira.
“She is such a truly unique individual who is so true to herself, and that is what I wanted people to see in what she was wearing,” the 56-year-old said.
O’Hara also lamented the lack of award show red carpets this year, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, and said she would give anything to be able to show off her custom outfit.
“I kind of miss the fact that I couldn’t go to a big party and walk around and show everybody the hidden details of my Thom Browne look. I love how whimsical his designs are," she shared.