Exclusive: Carolina Herrera on Designing for Twilight

Wedding Dresses

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In our exclusive interview with Carolina Herrera, the fashion designer dishes on the details of her highly anticipated Breaking Dawn wedding dress. After the jump, find out how she got involved in The Twilight Saga and what inspired her unique design. —Stephanie Davila We were so excited to finally see Bella and Edward get married in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn—Part 1. Describe the wedding gown you designed for Kristen Stewart's character.
Carolina Herrera: The dress is made from crepe satin. In the front there are two inserts finished with top stitching in silk thread. The neckline is a slight V, just enough to see the collar bones. The back is an opened oval shape veiled in tulle with a Chantilly lace border. The Chantilly lace was made especially for the dress.

Were you familiar with Twilight beforehand? Did you take any cues from Bella's personality before designing the dress?
Yes, I read the books and saw the films, and have been a fan ever since.

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