E! interviewed Wayman and Micah, who together do such brilliant and vibrant work styling Regina King, and they said they’d been working on this dress since January. That’s a fascinating peek into how long fashion can take to come together, and once the show started, all that precision paid off: They can’t have known in January how the show would go, or even if she would be involved, but on Sunday night the telecast began with a silent shot of Regina walking toward the camera, into the venue, down the hall, and out onto the stage, where she proceeded to nail down the oral portion of the show-open with heart and panache. A major moment and a major dress, followed up in this slideshow by H.E.R.’s major tribute to Prince. I’m so PLEASED at all the Majorness afoot.

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