Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Carolina Herrera talks about designing the Breaking Dawn wedding dress

Carolina Herrera has spoken up about designing the wedding dress for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1. In the attached videos, we get to see some of the dress being constructed as well as an interview with Herrera in which she explained, "This dress had to be very special. And it's from the past, so I thought the inspiration had to be from the '20s, but it [also] has to be for now, since she's wearing it now."

Here are some interesting facts about the Breaking Dawn dress, unveiled by Summit Entertainment:

- Stephenie Meyer & Director, Bill Condon selected this design out of ten sketches that Ms. Herrera submitted.

- The wedding dress is handmade and took Ms. Herrera and four seamstresses six months to complete.

- The wedding dress was custom fit for Kristen Stewart.

- The dress is made out of crepe satin and French Chantilly lace

- 152 buttons line the back of the dress and there are 17 buttons on each sleeve

- Ms. Herrera designed the back of the dress to be a surprise, and she considers it very romantic.

- Ms Herrera plans to include the design in her 2012 collection and it will be available at her CHNY boutiques next year.

- The estimated value of Bella's wedding dress is USD$35,000.

- The bridal dress company Alfred Angelo will be selling a replica of the dress in select stores retailing at USD$799.

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[Ina Noorazan]

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