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Ceremony Dress: The Sketch
Three dresses, three very different looks: Get the details on each of the newlywed's gowns, from inception to execution.
Vera Wang's spring 2013 collection was all about the details, from the architecural layers of tulle to breathtaking décolletage embellishment. This full-skirted ballgown was actually the second dress Teigen chose; she spotted it while attending a fitting for her first choice (which later became her dinner dress).
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Ceremony Dress: On the Runway
But it originated in a much more dramatic fashion! The shades of Wang's spring 2013 collection were inspired by the traditional Chinese color palette. Teigen's frothy, embellished pick walked the runway in a deep plum hue.
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Ceremony Dress: At the Wedding
Fortunately, the gown also came in white and ivory, which Teigen, with a few custom details (a slightly wider cut at the sweetheart neckline), wore flawlessly.
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Dinner Dress: The Sketch
Teigen spotted this one initially and planned to wear it for her wedding, but transitioned this to post-ceremony after spotting the ballgown.
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Dinner Dress: On the Runway
Again, this one walked the runway in an intense shade, this time in black. Wang's fall 2012 collection was labeled "Witchcraft," and the designer described it as "light, airy, concoctions of froth… inspired by black and nude undergarments, both mysterious and sexy, frivolous and fun."light, airy, concoctions of froth… inspired by black and nude undergarments, both mysterious and sexy, frivolous and fun with transparent wisps of carefully organized tulle - See more at: http://www.verawang.com/veraunveiled/2013/10/witchcraft/#sthash.DzWvpsTg.dpuflight, airy, concoctions of froth… inspired by black and nude undergarments, both mysterious and sexy, frivolous and fun with transparent wisps of carefully organized tulle - See more at: http://www.verawang.com/veraunveiled/2013/10/witchcraft/#sthash.DzWvpsTg.dpuf
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Dinner Dress: At the Wedding
And while black and nude were the talk of the runway, Wang's gowns were again offered in a more traditional bridal palette; Teigen chose ivory.
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Reception Dress: The Sketch
While Teigen was at a fitting for one of the other dresses, she spotted this one and had to have it, purchasing it off-the-rack.
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Reception Dress: On the Runway
Another choice from the spring 2013 collection, this deep-red trumpet offered waistline embellishment and an optional neck piece. This time, Teigen stuck with the bold runway shade.
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Reception Dress: At the Wedding
"When you get a wedding dress you go, you do your fitting, you have like three fittings," Teigen explains. "Every time I went in for a fitting I saw another awesome dress that wasn't there the last time." She saw this one in her final fitting and couldn't resist.
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