Caroline Herrera to Include Twilight Wedding Dress in 2012 Collection

Christmas has certainly come early for Twi-hards this year. By now all devoted followers of the Twilight saga have been treated to the hotly anticipated Breaking Dawn wedding scene, and the much hyped dress that Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) wore when saying “I do” to her immortal beloved Edward Cullen (Robert Pattison). As anyone who saw the film can tell you the Caroline Herrera design, which reportedly took a team of seamstresses nearly 6 month to create, did not disappoint. The form fitting long sleeve gown made from crepe satin features a modest V-neck and tasteful plunging back cut-out out accented by French Chantilly Lace, the design remains true to author Stephenie Meyer’s description while still added some subtle and sublime touches of its own. It truly goes a long way in showing why Herrera was handpicked by Meyer herself.

So it was quiet exciting when news broke last week that a designer approved knock-off by Alfred Angelo was already available in stores. However the original Caroline Herrera design with its extremely sought after fabrics and intricate details like the 152 buttons running down the length of the back was difficult to translate into an affordable ($799) replica and left some Twi-hards, who had been hoping to emulate Bella and Edward’s nuptials, wanting a bit more. Fortunately for those hoping for a more accurate replica, Caroline Herrera announced over this past weekend that she would be including the design, complete with crepe satin and Chantilly Lace, in her 2012 wedding collection available through her CHNY boutiques next year. Unfortunately like crepe satin and Chantilly Lace a Caroline Herrera design does not come cheap. While there is no official price tag on the dress yet, estimates for the cost of Bella’s one of a kind gown go as high as $35,000 and while mass production and a preexisting design will certainly bring that figure down we doubt it will be anything close to what your average Twilight fan considers affordable.

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