They call it fashion week, but it might as well be fashion month with all the events, parties, etc. In any case Stephenie Meyer was at the Carolina Herrera show today.
The new issue of Town & Country Weddings has an interview with Carolina Herrera, the designer that created Bella’s wedding dress. People has a preview of the story. In the interview Herrera reveals what happened when Kristen Stewart first put on the gown.
“We did three fittings. When she initially put on the dress and looked over her shoulder into the mirror, she was very moved,” Herrera tells the mag, on stands Wednesday. “In that moment she was not an actress or a character in a film but instead a bride, and a happy one at that.”
She also talks about the design of the dress.
“I took into consideration the character of Bella and Kristen’s portrayal of her, and what this fantasy character would choose to wear for the most important day of her life,” she explained. “It’s made of a crepe satin with two inserts on the front and beautiful silk thread topstitching. The neckline is a slight V, just enough to see the collarbones. The back is oval-shaped, with a Chantilly lace border veiled in tulle. It’s very romantic, and when all the details come together, it creates a vision specific to Bella’s style and personality.”
If you’d like to wear the dress for your own wedding, it won’t come cheaply! Herrera will hand make all the gowns that will go on sale. According to People, the estimated price of each dress will be $35,000!
Here are some interesting facts about the wedding dress:
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 $35,000.
The bridal dress company Alfred Angelo will be selling a replica of the dress in select stores retailing at $799.
There are also three new stills
Carolina Herrera talked to Glamour UK about being involved with the Bella’s Wedding Gown.
For months we were help in suspense waiting to find out what the Twilight wedding dress would look like – and we’ve finally seen the dress, and can now even buy the Alfred Angelo replica. But what was it like to land the coveted role of designing The Dress? And what was it like working with Kristen Stewart?
“In the initial fitting when Kristen put the dress on and looked in the mirror, she was very moved,” Carolina Herrera told Vogue in an interview. “In that moment she was not an actress or a character in a film, she was a bride, and a happy one at that. It is always very important to make the bride happy, of course, and in this case I was delighted to do so. It was a very special moment for both Kristen and the character of Bella to share.”
Most women will probably opt to get the more affordable version from Alfred Angelo, but you can get the upscale version (over $10,000) from Herrera.
Alfred Angelo is the manufacturer the Bella’s Wedding dress that was designed by Carolina Herrera for the movie Breaking dawn Part 1. According to the Alfred Angelo site the dress is currently priced under $999, and they give the details below. Best part of the details in our opinion is the gown isn’t just limited to smaller sizes!
BELLA’S BRIDAL GOWN
As seen in Twilight – Breaking Dawn Part 1
Bella’s beautiful bridal gown
Long sleeves with button detail
Cut out back with lace embellishments
Sizes: 0 to 30W
Here’s what designer Carolina Herrera had to say about it on the red carpet to MTV
Apparently E! talked to Carolina Herrera about designing the wedding dress for Breaking dawn 1 and got this brief statement:
“Kristen is a stunning girl and Bella will make a beautiful bride.”
According to Reelz Channel, they feel that they have unearthed the mystery of who has designed Bella’s wedding dress.
“We have it on good word that Caroline Herrera designed the dress of the year, which will be revealed in the next week or so.”
Somehow we don’t think that they will be revealing the dress so much as the name of the person who designed it. The dress itself will probably be a movie reveal.
Several years ago, Stephenie Meyer gave dress details to Lexicon reader Love 2 Dream who used to have a Bella’s Wedding Dress site. When that site was taken down, Love2Dream graciously gave the information to us so fans could still have it.
Stephenie’s description on the old Lexicon forums was, “I wish I still had the picture I based the description of Bella’s dress on, but it was lost in my fateful computer crash. Those of you who are going with the old fashioned look are on the right track. Two key words to aid in the search: art nouveau. It’s a simpler style than the frillier Edwardian stuff. Elegant white satin, cut on the bias, with long sleeves (the strapless thing is a very recent development. It wasn’t even popular when I was getting married, only 13 years ago, much less during the modest turn of the century). I search google images for the dress every now and then. I’ll let you know if I find something close one of these days.”
Love2dream based on Stephenie’s description, found the above images and asked if she was on the right track. Stephenie replied that the look was close, but not the exact photo that she had seen.
If you want some really good images of just how sexy a bias cut wedding gown can be click here. The bias cut is basically Golden Age of Hollywood glamor. Think Veronica Lake, Rita Hayworth, Vivien Leigh.