“I realize that when you retire, this is it,” Fey said. “I’m never going to wear a fancy dress on a talk show again.”
Fey said the dress made for “hard work,” as the “contraptions” required to wear it as it was meant to be worn were “almost medical.”
“I dress up like this out of respect for you,” Fey said. “… What, am I going to put on a dress for Jimmy [Fallon]? That’s creepy. He’s like my brother. What, I’m going to wear special underwear for James Corden?”
Thus, the dress had to go.
“Because this is my last time wearing a fancy dress on a talk show and conforming to gender norms out of respect for you,” Fey said, “my gift to you is I want to give you the dress.”
Which she did.
Letterman, for his part, admired the garment.
“This is like something Kate Middleton would show up in,” he said.
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