An almost 20-foot-long gown was debuted in the Hubei province of China Tuesday, and we are drooling over this fantastic creation.
A model stood on the steps of the Yichang Theater to show the gown in all its glory. The dress cascaded down the stairs in front of her and climbed up the stairs behind her. Chiffon ruffles breaking up the endless fabric gave the dress some life; without them, the dress would have seemed longer and a little redundant. However, its magnificence is renewed with each tier.
The model, who is unknown, accessorized the strapless gown with matching red cuffs, a fan, and a tiara — because, how else do you accessorize such an overachieving dress?
While we have not yet figured out who made the dress and why, we do know that we want it.
Of course, we’re not surprised such an elaborate dress came out of China. Guo Pei, a Chinese couturière, designed the 55-pound fur-trimmed yellow brocade gown Rihanna wore at the Met Gala in 2015. It had a train that followed her for what seemed like forever. Pei also created a gown called “Magnificent Gold,” a gold-brocade gown that took 50,000 hours to make.
Another red number broke the record for longest train to ever appear on a catwalk at New Zealand Fashion Week over the summer. And while the designer, Trish Peng, was born and raised in Auckland, it was her Chinese heritage that inspired the $5,800 gown with a 66-foot silk tulle train.
And then there’s the bridal store in Jinan, Shandong province, which hired a model to parade through the streets with a 330-foot train to promote the store.
Trains, volume, ruffles — we can’t get enough of these dramatic looks. Would you wear this enormous red dress? Sound off in the comments.