Grace’s wedding dress was the crowning achievement of Helen Rose’s career, and the most expensive garment she ever designed. The dress, valued at more than $7,200 at the time, had been worked on feverishly in top secret for six week by a platoon of three dozen seamstresses. Suitably feminine and elegant, it was an ivory high-necked, long-sleeved gown with a fitted bodice with an overlay of 125-year-old rose point lace. The cut of the gown accentuated Grace’s tiny waist; its voluminous bell skirt of silk taffeta, peau de soie, tulle, and lace billowed with hundreds of yards of fabric. The circular veil added ninety more yards of tulle, highlighted with seed pearls and affixed to a small fitted headpiece.
Helena, inspired by “The Wizard of Oz,” has created a model of shoes strewn with “crystals”, lined in a yellow brick road.
"I remember a time when I was watching" The Wizard of Oz, "as a little girl. Since then I have always wanted to have a pair of shoes, like Dorothy, they would just brought me home when they hit you click them three times - a wonderful way out, when you have plenty of fun at a party, or after a full day of shooting fast you want to go "- says the actress.
(pictures by @dcpagirl - Donna Coulling, PA to Helena Bonham Carter)