Carolina Herrera talks about Kristen and Bella's Wedding Dress. Making of the Bella's Gown

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Brides Magazine 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.”

“I was of course inspired by Stephenie’s description of the gown in the book, but I added the touch of Herrera and also took into consideration the personality and the style of the bride,” said Herrera. “A wedding dress is both an intimate and personal for a woman – it must reflect the personality and style of the bride. Bella’s dress is romantic and filled with a timeless sophistication, very similar to the character. In a way, this dress served as a symbol of the character’s coming of age and introduction into womanhood.”

“It is always a unique process to design a wedding because every bride is different; the dress always has to be special because it is the most important day in the life of a woman. I tried doing that with this dress, but this one of course is totally different because at the end it’s a film – a cultural phenomenon. Millions of people are going to watch and it had to be precise.”

The Twilight gown – a handmade demure, floor-length style with a Bardot neckline and short train – is available to buy from Herrera boutiques in New York, Los Angeles, Bal Harbour and Dallas from January 2012.

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Here are some interesting facts about the wedding dress:
Stephenie Meyer and 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 lace152 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.

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