How Caitlyn Jenner's Versace ESPYs Dress Became a Reality

Meghan Blalock

Since her coming out in early June, Caitlyn Jenner has done nothing if not make waves. And one of the biggest yet was her recent appearance at the ESPY Awards, where she accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award in a stunning custom-designed Versace gown.

Obviously, not just anyone can get her hands on a custom designer dress, so Jenner felt compelled to share the story of how the gown came to be on her new blog. In a post titled "How I Conquered My Biggest Fear," she details how Donatella Versace herself designed the gown from scratch.

"Over the last month, I was so worried about what to wear," Jenner writes. "Donatella Versace reached out to me and said, 'I want to do the dress.' I said, 'I am SO in.' We started with designs; they made the dress in Italy. Her head dressmaker came over and we did two fittings to make sure we got it just absolutely perfect. It was like every fantasy of my life come true."

Jenner also confessed that while she felt awesome in the dress, she wasn't necessarily the most comfortable. 

"Getting glamorous for the ESPYs was a big process to go through, but it was amazing and so much fun," she writes. "I really wanted to feel real comfortable up there (although there was a corset under that dress, so I don’t know how comfortable I was!). I wanted to feel good. I wanted to feel pretty. I wanted to be myself." 

She succeeded on all fronts, if you ask us! Keep scrolling to see more photos of Jenner in her Versace dress at the ESPYs!

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