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With its layers and layers of hand-stitched tulle and soft organza, this exquisite Vera Wang “Katherine” gown is a work of art. In my search for a wedding dress, I wanted a classic piece that felt like an heirloom and yet had a fresh and modern playfulness to it. This gown embodies both – you will feel like a princess wearing this classic designer dress!
It is a beautiful ivory color and is US Size 4 (my measurements for the gown were 34″ Bust, 25.5″ waist, 37″ hips and height of 5’5″ with 4″ Vera Wang Sammy heels). It can be bustled or worn down and has a padded bra line for structure.
I received so many compliments on this gown – Vera certainly stands apart from all the others! This is the perfect wedding dress for a bride looking for a dramatic couture statement who still wants an elegant, timeless innocence to what she wears for the big day.
Here is a write up of the gown, which I love and completely agree with, from Vera Wang’s Behind the Dress:
“The first thing that hits you with Katherine is the grandeur of the ballgown, and immediately it conjures the romantic, old-world fantasy of chivalry and stately ceremony and long hallways with footmen. You could see Katherine posed under a very opulent chandelier in a manor house, or framed beside an heirloom urn. And yet it’s also a dress that breathes a very contemporary atmosphere. It has subtlety, it has a lot of artistic touches, a lot of life. Between the layers and layers of tulle and organza there’s nothing but air, so as the dress moves, and the shadows and tones become lighter, or darker, through those waves of fabric – you get a magnificent ballet of color and shadow. It’s especially splendid where you see these gatherings of bustled crinoline, creating asymmetrical figures in the line of the gown, like you see in the back, where it’s just a bit over the top in the way it’s been tacked up. In the front, there are beautiful blooms hand-rolled out of eyelash organza, just peeking out as if from a neatly-wrapped bouquet.
The gown’s natural waist, which is veiled with horsehair, draws right in for that trim hourglass silhouette, which is so classically seductive. There’s no lace or beading here: all the visual impact flows directly from the volume and the sculptural qualities of the fabric, for a consummately couture presentation.”
– See more at: http://www.verawang.com/veraunveiled/2012/11/behind-the-dress-katherine/#sthash.eWoIJHNK.dpuf
The gown is a US size 4 and was hemmed to fit 5'5" with 4" Vera Wang Sammy shoes. I'm happy to include the size 7.5 Vera Wang Sammy shoes to the purchaser at no additional cost.
The gown has been dry cleaned by Bridal Silver Service ($800) and stored in a large white box, taped shut, with acid-free tissue paper in the bodice and throughout the layers of tulle to maintain the flowing shape.
Terms Of Sale: All Sales Final
Location: Sydney, NT, Australia
Will Ship to: Anywhere at Buyer Expense
Payment Methods Accepted: Escrow.com