Carolina Herrera revealed that it took her over six months to create Bella Swan’s wedding dress for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn.
“We did three fittings. When she initially put on the dress and looked over her shoulder into the mirror, she was very moved,” Herrera says. “In that moment she was not an actress or a character in a film but instead a bride, and a happy one at that.”
“I took into consideration the character of Bella and Kristen’s portrayal of her, and what this fantasy character would choose to wear for the most important day of her life,” she explained. “It’s made of a crepe satin with two inserts on the front and beautiful silk thread topstitching. The neckline is a slight V, just enough to see the collarbones. The back is oval-shaped, with a Chantilly lace border veiled in tulle. It’s very romantic, and when all the details come together, it creates a vision specific to Bella’s style and personality.”wedding. The dress was created from crepe satin and French Chantilly lace and there are 152 buttons at the back of the dress and 17 buttons on each sleeve.