A closer look at Bella Swan’s Carolina Herrera wedding dress

Last week, we told you how and where you could get your hands on an almost exact replica of Bella Swan’s wedding dress from Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1, but now it’s time to drool over the original because we have pictures of the gorgeous creation in all its glory, as worn by Kristen Stewart in the film. 

Stephenie Meyer, the author of the best-selling books and Breaking Dawn director Bill Condon apparently selected the final design out of ten initial sketches that Carolina Herrera had submitted to them.

The original dress, which was made out of crepe satin and French Chantilly lace and contains 152 buttons on the back, as well as an additional 17 on each sleeve, is rumoured to have cost an estimated £20,000. The hand-made gown reportedly took Carolina Herrera and four well-trusted seamstresses a total of six months to complete.

As well as working with Alfred Angelo to give Twi-hards the chance to own Bella’s wedding dress, rumour has it that Carolina Herrera is also releasing her own version of the dress in her 2012 collection, although as you can expect, it won’t be as wallet-friendly.

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[Styleite] 

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