Plenty of brides-to-be envision themselves exchanging vows in glamorous crystal-embroidered wedding dresses, but one designer is set to offer a big-day gown that delivers more glitter and glitz than most women could ever imagine. In fact, it’s unlike anything that’s ever been available before. A wedding dress created by co-founder of the eponymous Italian bridal fashion brand Michela Ferriero has officially broken the world record for the most crystals on a bridal outfit. The grand total featured on the garmet? A whopping 50,890 Swarovski crystals.
The ensemble made its debut at the Sì Sposaitalia Collezioni fashion show in Milan, Italy, on April 14, 2023, per the report. The record-breaking dress features a figure-hugging silhouette, semi-sheer fabric, a corset top, an illusion neckline and cutouts, and an open back. The designer paired the gown with glittering gloves affixed with tulle fabric that’s reminiscent of a cape. “The brand’s ethos has always been to create not just unforgettable and high-quality dresses, but works of art,” the report says.
Ferriero kicked off the four-month-long process by first researching the materials that would bring his vision to life. After finalizing the concept, Ferriero tapped an entire team of seamstresses to create the gown. According to the report, the group sewed individual crystals onto the tulle base of the dress before adding them to the fringes on the bodice, the gloves, and the crystals chains on the back. From start to finish, the creation required 200 hours of sewing. To break the world record, the crystals had to be “genuine, commercially available, and have a certificate of quality and authenticity,” the report says.
Before Ferriero, Turkey-based designer Özden Gelinlik Moda Tasarim Ltd. held the World Record for the most crystals on a wedding dress for more than a decade. The designer created an ensemble with 45,024 crystals, about 5,000 less than the current record breaker. The item made its first appearance at Forum Istanbul Shopping Mall, in Istanbul, Turkey on January 29, 2011.
According to brides.com. Source of photos: internet