In the "Twilight" series, first came vampire love. Then came the proposal. (Sigh.) And next, the wedding. The bride, played by a glowing Kristen Stewart, in "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part I," would be walking down the aisle to marry her immortal beloved, and all eyes would be on…her dress.
When Carolina Herrera, the fashion designer who consulted with "Twilight" author Stephenie Meyer, created the gown for the wedding scene, she was sworn to secrecy. At the "Twilight" premiere, she told MTV that she wanted to convey romance and innocence.
Now the secret is out, and not only can fans get an eyeful, they can actually purchase a licensed replica of the dress, available through bridal designer Alfred Angelo.
Fans expected something mah-jor, but not modern. The description of the gown is decidedly old-fashioned, with long sleeves and buttons running down the back, an homage to the bride's 110-year-old groom.
In a press release, Alfred Angelo describes the design as a "liquid satin sheath gown with a dramatic plunging cut-out-illusion back...and full-length lace-trimmed sleeves." While sales figures aren't available yet, a representative for the designer said brides were already snapping it up at $799 a pop. Not Kristen Stewart's size? Not a problem. This dress is available "in sizes 0 to 30W" to fit every "Twilight" bride.
Reviews of the Bella Swan vision in white seem generally positive. On the US Weekly website, one Twi-hard raved, "Very beautiful. It's modest, but the back screams sultry. Love the detail and the fact that it isn't strapless. Channels old Hollywood glam." Another was less inspired: "LOVE 'Twilight', LOVE weddings, wasn't impressed by this dress at all." A third chimed in, "Her dress was really pretty. I love the back."
See stars from the "Twilight" movie discuss Bella Swan's dress.