In “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1,” Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) walks down the aisle to marry her vampire boyfriend, Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) wearing a simple silk gown. Now anyone with an Internet connection, a credit card and serious “Twilight” envy can buy a replica of the dress for $799.
The front of the dress is unadorned. A simple v-neckline gives way to long sleeves and a body-hugging profile. The back of the dress — designer Carolina Herrera consulted on its design — features a lace-filled cutout and tiny satin buttons in what was, according to a press release, a nod to Bella’s 110-year-old bridegroom.
A representative for Alfred Angelo, the retailer licensed to sell the “official replicas,” tells Yahoo! that while sales figures aren’t available yet, brides are snapping up the gowns — which are available “in sizes 0 to 30W.”
According to the Wall Street Journal, Angelo started working with Summit Entertainment back in May in order to have the dresses ready for a release to coincide with the movie’s November premiere date. It was shipped secretly to stores with photos and the gowns themselves only unveiled on Tuesday (Nov. 22).
One big difference? Bella’s gown was silk, the replica is liquid satin — a cost-cutting decision that, a representative tells the WSJ, helped to keep the price to $799.