Julien MacDonald woos audience with his lace mermaid-inspired wedding gown

Considered the 'king of sparkle' of London Fashion Week

by 18 September 2014

During London Fashion week, British fashion designer Julien Macdonald unveiled his lace mermaid-inspired wedding gown. Inspired, no doubt, by the Disney classic The Little Mermaid, where Ariel lives “happily ever after” with her prince, the designer stunned the crowd with a diamond-embroidered wedding dress, said to be worth more than 4 million pounds.

He revealed that his inspiration for the collection, which had a theme of flowers mixed with tattoos, was a mermaid who lives in a tropical sea and "lures a very handsome man".

"My bride is a mermaid that swims in the sea, covered in treasure," he said."She takes the buried treasure and translates it into her dream ethereal wedding dress - diamonds, pearls, expense, lace, glamour."

The luxurious bridal gown encrusted with real diamonds and fresh water pearls is part of the designer’s Spring/ Summer 2015 collection.

"It's the most important day of a woman's life and why not have the most expensive dress in the world?"

The designer also showed a range of slim-fitting pencil dresses, ruffled swimsuits and baby doll shift dresses at the fashion show.

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