Kristen Stewart’s “Breaking Dawn” character Bella Swan will walk down the aisle in a Carolina Herrera dress, and fans could do the same in their own replica after the movie premieres.
Once “Breaking Dawn, Part One” is finally released on Nov. 18, an exact copy of the “Edwardian-inspired” dress featured in the movie will go on sale around the world.
Alfred Angelo said he will be exclusively selling the official replica in his Signature stores in the U.S and through independent retailers worldwide starting in November.
Studio Summit Entertainment said in a June twitter message that Herrera had created the bridal dress, which is being kept under tight wraps.
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Typically her gowns cost thousands of dollars. Replica dresses typically sell between $500 and $5,000.
The marriage of Robert Pattinson’s Edward and Bella is one of the highlights of the last in the “Twilight” series, “Breaking Dawn, Part 1 and Part 2.”
“It’s magical,” said Twilight star Ashley Greene in a recent interview. “That’s the only way I’ve been able to describe it. It’s magical and beautiful.”
“The dress was tight, it was so tight,” Kristen said at Comic-Con.
The ceremony, including Bella’s dress, has been shrouded in secrecy, but Summit has dropped some juicy tidbits, including a brief video clip showing Edward, but not Bella.
The only images of the bride have been her gleaming ring, a jewel-encrusted hair clip and her veil.
The teasing continued with Summit’s tweet: “On November 18, see Bella’s Carolina Herrera-designed wedding dress in #BreakingDawnPart1!”
Herrera, 72, has been a designer to the stars for decades. Her clients include everyone from Oprah Winfrey to Blake Lively.
Former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was a big fan, and she designed dresses for Renee Zellweger and Christina Hendricks among other Hollywood celebrities.
‘I don’t get my inspiration from books or a painting. I get it from the women I meet,” Herrera told London’s Daily Telegraph about her design inspirations.
Bella’s wedding dress will designed especially with the character in mind, but Herrera’s latest bridal collection may offer some clues about what it may look like.
Demure high necklines and long sleeves are key themes in the designer’s 2012 offerings. Lace embroidery is also prominent.
Some of the gowns are strapless with bows and dramatic full skirts, but Bella’s is likely to be simpler in keeping with her character in the movie.
Twilight author Stephenie Meyer has said the dress should be an old-fashioned Art Nouveau-style design.
“It’s a simpler style than the frillier Edwardian stuff,” she said. “Elegant white satin, cut on the bias, with long sleeves.”
“Breaking Dawn Part I” hits theaters in November. Looks like some wedding plans are going to be postponed.