Carolina Herrera to sell "Twilight" wedding dress

LOS ANGELES Mon Nov 21, 2011 5:57pm EST

Designer Carolina Herrera acknowledges the crowd after showing her Fall/Winter 2011 collection during New York Fashion Week February 14, 2011. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Designer Carolina Herrera acknowledges the crowd after showing her Fall/Winter 2011 collection during New York Fashion Week February 14, 2011.

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Twilight" fans can have their very own fairytale wedding experience next year when Carolina Herrera's CHNY boutiques begin selling gowns in the same design as worn by Bella Swan in "Breaking Dawn - Part 1," the apparel maker's spokesman said on Monday.

The white sheath wedding dress with a lace-embellished back was custom-made for actress Kristen Stewart by New York fashion designer Herrera, who said she was "flattered" when asked to create the gown and felt the pressured to deliver something that would please "Twilight" fans.

"I wanted to create a magical moment that they had at the wedding," Herrera told Reuters at the movie's red carpet premiere last week.

"She's an innocent girl that is finding her first true love, so there is romance, there is magic, there is everything together," Herrera said.

Ahead of the film's debut, the details of Bella's dress seemed as closely guarded as Alexander McQueen's gown for this year's British royal wedding. But fans of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1" were finally able to see it for themselves when the film stormed worldwide box offices over the weekend, taking in $238.5 million.

No further details have been released from Carolina Herrera regarding how many dresses will be produced or their retail price, but for "Twilight" fans eager to wear the dress down the aisle before next year, bridal dress company Alfred Angelo are already selling replicas from $799 in select stores worldwide.

(Reporting and Writing by Piya Sinha-Roy; Editing by Bob Tourtellotte)

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Eliana32 wrote:
Awesome movie i liked it.. well i was searching for it and found a site where i saw this movie online , its:

if the link doesnt work then go directly to MOVIEGAZE.COM

movie plays there just like it plays on youtube.. quality is also good !! I recommend it. for Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn in HD !!!

Nov 22, 2011 1:58am EST  --  Report as abuse
perdave19 wrote:
Although this dress is nice, it will unfortunately need to be taken to the tailor probably after you buy it. If you are looking for a better way to get a dress why not have it made custom. There are great bridal shops across the country, and if you are in nyc why not look for a new developing designer that can meet your needs. For example in new york city, or maybe something near your hometown instead.

Nov 22, 2011 6:34pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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