Haute 100 Update: Carolina Herrera Designs Wedding Gown for New ‘Twilight’ Film

When Stephanie Meyer, author of the wildly popular Twilight series of books, needed someone to design a wedding dress for the latest film adaptation, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part I, she went to designer extraordinaire Carolina Herrera with the important task.

The wedding dress to be worn by the character Bella has been one of the most closely guarded film secrets and, according to Meyer, is the key ingredient to one of the franchise’s most celebrated moments.

Herrera was happy to take on the high-profile task of designing the ever-important gown, which will undoubtedly be raved about by millions upon millions of die-hard Twilight fans and fashion fans alike.

“I was called by Stephenie Meyer. We had to discuss a lot, but I was very inspired by her book and the description of the wedding,” Herrera said. “I was very flattered I was asked to do it; it’s a big scene for me.”

Herrera herself is a fan of the romance and ideas of true love conveyed in the Twilight series, and added that she was thrilled to be a part of such an important scene.

“Wedding dresses are different, because you have to know that it’s the most important day in the life of a woman,” she said. “You have to please the bride first of all, and it has to be a secret. I cannot talk about the dress before the groom sees it.”

“I treated [Kristen Stewart‘s Bella] like every other bride, she added. “I think [Stewart] was very moved when she tried it on. And that means a lot, because she felt that it was the right one.”

As anticipation builds to an all-time high, Twilight and fashion fans will finally be able to see the highly anticipated gown tomorrow, Nov. 18, when The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part I premieres in theaters nationwide.

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