Details of Princess Charlene's Giorgio Armani Prive Wedding Gown
Posted on July 3, 2011
Princess Charlene wore a Giorgio Armani Prive wedding gown for the formal, Catholic ceremony of her wedding to Prince Albert of Monaco. The Prince's Palace of Monaco released the following details of her dress.
Giorgio Armani Prive wedding dress with a flowing line, in off-white silk duchesse, with a long train. Crossover detail on the front and back forming a second "a l'andrienne" train. Ramage embroidery depicting flowers, crafted with stones in gold shades, and Swarovski crystals and mother of pearl teardrops in white and gold hues, embellish the front of the dress, the trim and the central main section of the train. Long veil made from off-white silk tulle, with front tier and subtle embroidery.Here are some of the unique features of Princess Charlene's dress, including how much work the dress took to make.
- 2,500 hours of work 40,000 Swarovski crystals
- 20,000 mother of pearl teardrops
- 30,000 stones in gold shades
- 3,000 kilometres of travel for fittings in Montecarlo
- 700 hours of work for the embroidery
- "kilometres" of embroidery thread coated in platinum
- 50 meters of silk duchesse
- 80 meters of silk organza
- Veil: 20 meters of silk tulle, 100 hours of work for the embroidery