Carolina Herrera on Bella’s Wedding Dress: The Pressure and Inspiration

Carolina Herrera’s created wedding dresses for everyone from Christina Hendricks to Renee Zellweger, but for Bella Swan? That was a completely different kind of challenge.

“It is a huge pressure, and also, it’s fabulous,” Herrera told the International Herald Tribune. “Can you imagine? That film is seen by everybody. Twilight is something very important, and they’re all waiting for the wedding gown.”

By all accounts, the long-sleeved dress, which took six months to design, for Kristen Stewart’s Bella Swan was a success.

The gown will retail for $35,000 at four of the designer's boutiques come January and has already sparked at least one replica—a $799 version by Alfred Angelo.

“I took inspiration from the 20s,” Herrera said of the wedding gown. “The dress is made from crepe satin. The main detail is in the back—it’s all open, but covered with lace, and the lace was specially designed for this dress. It has 154 covered buttons. When I saw the movie, I was very pleased with the [photography] of the dress; they took it from the back, so it looks really very striking.”

In related news, check out the Breaking Dawn cast's red carpet style at the movie's recent world premiere.