If you were hoping to pick up a copy of Carrie Bradshaw’s ill-fated (but damned pretty) champagne silk wedding dress on Net-a-Porter today I’m afraid you’re going to have to look for an alternative: the Vivienne Westwood Gold Label gown featured in the recent Sex and the City movie sold out in minutes, costing each buyer a punishing £4,530.
But don’t fret: you need not head down to the thrift shop for a vintage effort just yet; many designers are going in for an equally extravagant, gathered silk look if you can afford their prices.
Follow the jump to see which designers have got ‘Carried away’ this season!
Oscar De La Renta
Oscar De La Renta’s current collection is all about embellishment and ruffles feature heavily. The entire collection, with its corsages and gathered hemlines is very Carrie, but these two in particular capture the spirit of her Westwood wedding dress:
In the Spring 09 collection by Vera Wang is this stunning irridescent taffeta-draped halter ballgown with bustled skirt (below). Prices range from $5,000 – $8,000, see website for details.