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Vera Wang

Katarina
Label Size:
8
Street Size:
4

Vera Wang

Katarina
Label Size:
8
Street Size:
4
ORIGINAL PRICE: $9000 ASKING: $6000 Save 33%

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  • THE STORY

    This dress made me feel like a true princess! It was so light and whimsical and allowed to me to move around with ease, yet dramatic enough to make quite an entrance. I’m still receiving compliments to this day over how gorgeous it was. Although it was beyond my budget, I had to have to it. No other dress I tried on could compare to the feeling I had with this one.
    “Katarina is quintessential romance: a gown for the belle of the ball. Imagine a cascade of ribbons unfurling from a tightly-wound spool, with starry explosions of lace, floating delicately through a luxurious expanse of tulle – this is the sweeping statement that Katarina makes in the most whimsical, playful way possible.

    A natural waist, strapless corset bodice is appliqued with bits of Chantilly lace – they almost appear to float over the bust cups and the boning, to subtly mask them. It’s a sleek, nipped-in contrast to the gorgeous fullness of the ballgown’s skirt, which is made up of tulle with wavy, horsehair-edged borders in many different widths. At the top of her body, they’re cut very thin, and then towards the bottom, they become wider. Not only is the effect flattering – the bride’s waist looks so sleek and tiny – but it also creates this very dramatic explosion element – a degradé – on the bottom. The horsehair allows the skirt to be really full without the stiffness of crinoline. There’s just this beautiful transparency that just makes you feel like you’re floating on air, as though you’re in a cloud.

    There are, of course, a few veiled surprises tucked away in the folds of the skirt. In the front, I’ve placed a feathery, supple flange of tiered French tulle in between some of the tulle layers. So when the bride walks, you see just a hint of texture just nestled into the ribbons of horsehair. It’s a way to mix and match an element that is very modern and architectural – those raw edges – with something that is really kind of sweet and fanciful. And then on the back of the gown on the train, you have this explosion of Chantilly lace floating on top of the tulle and horsehair. This is about walking up the aisle and leaving the guests awed by the back of the dress as you proceed.

    Youthful, fanciful, and overflowing with movement and energy – Katarina is a modern fairy tale kind of dress.”

  • ALTERATIONS

    Slightly tailored at the waist as I lost some weight before the wedding. Dress can easily be tailored to go up or down a size.

  • PRESERVATION

    Professionally dry cleaned, repairs have been made to a slight tear at the bottom of the dress that wouldn't have shown because of all the tulle and horsehair.

  • SALE DETAILS

    Terms Of Sale: All Sales Final

    Location: Dubai, OT, United Arab Emirates

    Will Ship to: Anywhere at Buyer Expense

    Payment Methods Accepted: Other

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