Megan Thee Stallion sent her fans into a frenzy on TikTok Monday, sharing a clip of herself twerking in a jaw-dropping crystal mesh dress by Rey Ortiz.
But as Ortiz tells Page Six Style, the sheer, sparkly style was originally meant for a different star.
“I made it for Zerina [Akers, Megan’s stylist] for a celebrity that found it to be ‘too naked,” the designer dishes.
While Ortiz didn’t name names, Akers has also worked with Latto, Chloe x Halle and Beyoncé; the latter’s hit song “Cuff It” served as the soundtrack for Megan’s TikTok.
“I was a little disappointed, of course, but knew that it was a matter of timing and ‘cojones,’” the designer continued of the missed opportunity, adding of his crystallized creation, “The theme was ‘internet breaking,’ and I think we achieved something close enough.”
Nearly two years later, the cutout number finally had the major moment it deserved when the Houston hottie dared to don it for a night out — and “looked bomb,” as Ortiz puts it.
“Seeing it being worn was a good reminder of how much I loved it when I created it originally. Sometimes, when someone opts for another design instead of your custom creation, we can be very hard on ourselves wondering what failed or didn’t work,” he says.
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“But the joy of seeing someone owning it and living their sexy life in it confirms that my instincts should continue to be embraced.”
And for the “Savage” rapper — who recently spent months away from the spotlight amid her assault trial against Tory Lanez, who in December was found guilty on all charges — the dazzling dress marked a return to her signature confident, curve-highlighting style.
“Megan is feeling and looking better than ever, and I’m glad we are part of each other’s history,” Ortiz says.