Sondra Celli 'Custom'
- Condition: preowned
- Professionally Cleaned: no
- Alterations: yes
- US Street Size: 10-12
- Dress Tag Size: 10
- Bust: 36C
- Waist: 28
- Hips: 37
- Tallest Wearable Height: 5' 7"
- Fabric: silk taffeta
- Silhouette: ball gown
- Neckline: off shoulder
- Features: open back
- Dress Length: full
The $40,000 dress that made My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding history: 110 lbs bridal gown is made from 1,200ft of fabric and 50,000 hand-sewn crystals
By OLIVIA FLEMING FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
A dress weighing 110 lbs, made from 500ft of tubing, 1,200ft of fabric, and at least 50,000 hand-sewn crystals, has made history on My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding.
On the season four premiere of the hit TLC show, dress designer Sondra Celli creates the biggest, fattest wedding dress the show has ever seen, after twenty-five-year-old Greek gypsy Tatiana requested the 'biggest, blingiest dress' possible.
'We have been asked to make a dress that is gonna break the 100 lbs barrier. This is, like, a major construction job,' she said in a preview clip for the show. A dress weighing 110 lbs, made from 500ft of tubing, 1,200ft of fabric, and at least 50,000 hand-sewn crystals, has made history on My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding. It took the help of Ms. Celli's entire staff (19 people) and over three weeks of hard work to complete the dress, which has a retail value of $40,000. 'It fills up my office,' she told The Boston Herald. 'And it is so heavy, I had Tatiana practicing with weights so she would be able to hold it up.' It was so heavy, in fact, that they couldn't even get the dress out of Ms. Celli's workshop. Eventually, the designer altered the gown's hoop so it could expand and contract. They had to get a drone camera to take aerial shots in order to get it all, the dress is so big.'
A 5ft flatbed semi-truck with a police motorcade was then called to transport the dress to Tatiana's wedding venue.
This is the most elaborate elegant designed dress embellished with so many hand-sewn crystals and pearls, it is truly a one of a kind masterpiece and of exquisite aura for any bride who has always wanted a princess dress, this is the one, it is magnificently made and made me feel like a true princess.
You can see it on youtube.com type in my big fat American gypsy wedding season four episode one...and there I will be.....and yes the wedding was real!
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