Carolina Herrera: Kristen Stewart Was 'Moved' by the 'Breaking Dawn' Wedding Dress

01/04/2012 at 06:00 PM ET

Breaking Dawn Wedding Dress: Carolina Herrera Sketch
Courtesy Town & Country; Inset: Adhemar Sburlati/Broadimage

We knew the gown Carolina Herrera created specifically for the Breaking Dawn wedding took six months to design and that it left Robert Pattinson floored, but in the new issue of Town & Country Weddings, the designer reveals Kristen Stewart‘s very personal reaction.

“We did three fittings. When she initially put on the dress and looked over her shoulder into the mirror, she was very moved,” Herrera tells the mag, on stands Wednesday. “In that moment she was not an actress or a character in a film but instead a bride, and a happy one at that.”

The dress seen in the sketch (left) is what the designer calls a “union between Stephenie [Meyer’s] description in the book and the Herrera bridal aesthetic” — something she has been perfecting for 25 years.

“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 explains of the masterpiece, which retails for $35,000. “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.”

Breaking Dawn Wedding Dress: Carolina Herrera Sketch
Courtesy Town & Country

Justine Harman


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Jen on

Bella’s dress was breath taking. I was stunned at how beautiful it was. Way, way better than Kate’s.

Rae77 on

That was the most beautiful wedding dress I’ve ever seen in a movie or on television. If I had the money, I would have worn that dress on my wedding day and back then I was thin enough with the right height to pull it off, but not so much now, lol! Thank you Carolina Herrera for such an awesome creation, I was moved as well!

Rae77 on

Just to clarify, no I didn’t shrink just slightly ( or not so slightly) expanded width wise.

Classy on

Does no one else think the “cheap-looking” diamond pattern front of the wedding dress that resembled 1980’s spandex more than the classic 1920’s gown Meyer wrote about was an atrocious choice? I liked most everything in the movie EXCEPT the wedding dress.

Freckles on

I remember looking the back of this dress on the screen and feeling an OMG moment.

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AllieBoBallie on

@Classy: agreed. The front inset combined with the top stitching looked cheap and retro in the wrong way. The back was gorgeous, though.

careyt on

I was very moved by this dress.I absolutely loved it.Perfect for the Bella character and Kristen made the dress look spectacular! Way to go Carolina Herrera. I love your dresses.

boohoobytch on

I actually wasn’t moved by it…I love the designer and that style would be something Bella would choose BUT the stitching over the boobs was a little weird to me

Theo on

I think the back of this dress is stunning, but I didn’t care for the front at all. I thought the dress she wore in the nightmare scene was much prettier, but maybe I’m just old-fashioned.

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