Several designers were asked by Instyle to sketch a wedding dress for Bella Swan to wear during the pivotal marriage scene in the Twilight Saga to Edward Cullen. Us die-hard Twi-hard fans know from the third Twilight book, “Eclipse,” that the gown is an early 1900s design, with an updated train and veil by Alice Cullen. From the fourth book, “Breaking Dawn,” the gown is something that makes the bride’s mother say, “You look like you just stepped out of an Austen movie.” Project Runway winner Christian Siriano is one of the 9 designers asked to come up with a dress.
Per Pop Watch:
“I wanted this to be a modern day antique-inspired gown. The lace bodice climbs up to the neck to reveal a sultry open back of flesh with tiny silk buttons that clasp at the neck. It’s a true turn of the century gown, full of Gothic and glamorous fullness in the skirt which flows as she moves. The gown is mysterious and feminine, perfect for a dream wedding.”
Prabal Gurung’s, which feels borderline inappropriate, has a dramatic train, low-cut back and features a unique neckline with red embellishments for a touch of color. Definitely nothing like the book. Another designers, Lela Rose, chose a simple design that would suit Bellas personality but draws attention to the back of the gown with its lace bustles. Monique Lhuillier went for a similar mermaid style look, but with a bit more flash and lace detailing. Erin Fetherston offered up a a two-tiered high-neck gown with puffy sleeves and lace bustier. Max Azria seems to capture Bella’s awkward and quiet beauty with a vintage lace detail gown, completing the dress with lace peaked shoulders, full sleeves and a high neck. Badgley Mischka’s take is a strong silhouette with vintage details like full-length lace sleeves and bodice, and a high-buttoned neck. His outlook seems a little more appropriate for someone like Cruella De Vil than Bella Swan. Brian Reyes strayed too far off script designing a tarnished bone color dress with a ruffled blouse and lace diamond inserts. Definitely nothing like what is described in the book, so its pretty safe to say that this dress will not be worn by Bella. Zac Posen’s pink gown is also certain to be a no-go for the Swan/Cullen nuptials, complete with lace up boots.
Siriano has my vote with his youthful but elegant and classy design. Most like what I – and the majority of other Twilight fans – had pictured when reading the book. Whatever has chosen, you can bet this will wind up being a hit, the replicas for this dress will fly off the shelf for the following wedding season! Where can I pre-order mine??
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