Hearts a-Flutter: A gown to make sparks fly

Reem Acra, Bridal Spring 2018, New York, April 2017

Butterflies, dragonflies and diamonds, oh my! This wedding gown is not ideal for the bride with simple tastes or modest means. At US$1.6 million (HK$12.5 million), this creation by bridal designer Reem Acra is considered to be the most expensive wedding dress on the planet. Created in collaboration with Tiffany & Co., the gown’s hefty price tag can partly be chalked up to the butterfly and dragonfly brooches and Tiffany drop earrings adorning the bodice and skirt, which in total boast 165 carats worth of diamonds and 62 carats of gemstones. This fluffy princess gown is classically white, but upon closer inspection, hints of baby blue, pale pink and yellow can also be seen on the butterflies’ shimmering wings. It was just one of the dresses from Acra’s Spring 2018 collection, which was presented at Tiffany’s flagship store on 5th Avenue, New York City.


“Today we celebrate the glamour of a woman, and empowering women. All of this is really inspired by the Tiffany’s woman,” Acra said at the show. “It’s a woman that’s empowered, sexy, powerful, you name it. Who doesn’t want to look like this?” Indeed, most brides want to look like a million bucks on their big day – but shelling out that much on a dress is another story.

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