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Eva Mendes Designed Her Own Prom Dress & The Inspiration Was Epic

Eva Mendes Designed Her Own Prom Dress & The Inspiration Was Epic

Eva Mendes attends the Eva Mendes for New York & Company Spring Launch Event held at the Los Cerritos Mall on Wednesday (March 19) in Cerritos, Calif.

The 40-year-old actress recently chatted with her People about designing her own prom dress back in high school and the inspiration for it was super cool!

“It actually wasn’t that bad! Considering it was early ’90s and I styled it after the red dress that [Julia Roberts] wears in Pretty Woman,” Eva said. “I saw it when I was in ninth grade, and I held on to the image of her in that red dress … in the four years I didn’t deviate from my love of that dress. I just made a short — and what I thought was a cooler — version of that. Looking back, I could have done a lot worse!”

FYI: Eva is wearing an Eva Mendes for New York & Company dress and carrying an M2Malletier clutch.

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52 Responses to “Eva Mendes Designed Her Own Prom Dress & The Inspiration Was Epic”

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  1. 1
    Nancy Says:

    I was there and she was sooooo nice. What a beautiful woman. Seemed so down to earth and was just sooo nice.

  2. 2
    Clara Says:

    It was a great evening and I met the most classy and beautiful woman in Hollywood. Have a picture to prove it. I was number 48. She was so nice helping people up and down from the platform she was on. Wow. I couldn’t believe how nice she was. She asked our names and thanked us for being there. It was crazy. What a night. Thank you Eva. PS love, love your clothing line

  3. 3
    Seriously? Says:

    So she was a 16 year old freshman, nice!

  4. 4
    Carmen Says:

    OMG, who would have thought shed be so nice. She always looks so serious when the paparazzi get her. Then again, I guess I would be pissed if people took my picture whenever they wanted to. Beautiful, beautiful lady. Had a blast.

  5. 5
    Haha Says:

    OK these first two posters sound like Eva herself/her PR team. OMG, she was nice at an offical event?! NO WAY! Thats her job, moron.

  6. 6
    Fake Says:

    LMAO who is making these fake sounding posts.

  7. 7
    Isabella Says:

    OMG, OMG, OMG, I Was there. I met the beautiful Eva Mendes yesterday. Do you know how awesome that was? She is so nice and even more beautiful in person. I still can’t believe it. It’s like a dream. Thank you NY & company, I don’t think I would have ever had this chance if she didn’t have a clothing line. Thank you God

  8. 8
    Jojo Says:

    Eva and her PR team working overtime in these comments. I’m dying laughing! Please, try and sound a little faker.

  9. 9
    Frank Says:

    Looks like a Cuban man in full drag.

  10. 10
    Hmmm Says:

    “Nancy”, “Carmen”, “Clara”, and “Isabella” are definitely the same poster. Why do I have the feeling their real name is “Eva”?

  11. 11
    Marie Says:

    @Fake: why would you say they are fake? I was there too and it was a very nice event. She looked beautiful. The first 75 people got a picture with her. It was an exciting thing for us her fans. The only compliant, we had to wait for a long time to get our picture. They printed them there and that took forever, ugh

  12. 12
    case75 Says:

    her designs are so DULL and repetitive. nothing about them stands out. this will very quickly shut down.

  13. 13
    Steve Says:

    Wow!!!! Hot!!!!

  14. 14
    Lisa Says:

    @case75: Yeah, not my style, but the woman is gorgeous. Best of luck to her.

  15. 15
    StuANDpid Says:

    @Jojo: Really? So all her fans there last night were fake too, right? You are something else. Hater. I was there and it was such a great event. Guess I’m fake too, huh? Guess this picture I have with Eva is fake too? Hmm, then my coworkers shouldn’t be jealous cause it’s all fake. Dumb ass!!

  16. 16
    Olly Says:

    @StuANDpid:

    Yipee, you meant a talentless C-Lister who’s turned to a crappy designing career because she no longer has an acting career.

  17. 17
    Cate Says:

    @case75:

    Yeah, I could have sworn this was the same exact dress she wore the other day. Too bland.

  18. 18
    Hmm2 Says:

    Why do I feel the haters are the same person? They always seem to say the same thing. Hmmm?? Some old flame of Eva? Someone she wronged? Poor thing. Still hurt while life goes on for her. Wah!! Wah!! Lmao!!!!

  19. 19
    Laura Says:

    Jared, your titles are getting ridiculously over the top.

  20. 20
    StuANDpid Says:

    Thats your opinion and I’m fine with that. Won’t take away from how much I like her and the great time I had yesterday. Just because some people may not like her, doesn’t mean she doesn’t have fans who comment and express their feelings/experience. @Cate:

  21. 21
    NotFake Says:

    @Fake: Do you know how many people were there? She has fans, not everyone feels like you apparently do. Funny though, don’t like her, yet you read up on HER and comment. Hmmm. Never can understand that. I don’t like someone, I don’t waste my time reading up on them, let alone comment. PS I wasn’t there but sounds like a lot of her fans were.

  22. 22
    Peter Says:

    Beautiful

  23. 23
    SeriousProblem Says:

    @Seriously?: Seriously, you have a problem. Always writing negative comments. Why would you even read up on her if you don’t like her? You’ve like read every story on her and commented. Crazy. Get a life you pathetic being

  24. 24
    ManInDrag Says:

    @Frank: Oh Frank, why do you always write this exact same comment and change your name? You don’t think she’s pretty, we get it. It’s just so stupid that you always do this. People that read these comments know its written by the same person everytime. Why so hateful? I’m sorry Mommy & Daddy didn’t love you enough when you were young. And I’m even more sorry that you will never be with anyone that is more beautiful than this man in drag. #funkycoldmedina

  25. 25
    Wally Says:

    Gorgeous woman

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