GARDEN OF EDEN
Swarovski crystal, completely fabric free beaded ball gown.
This stunning masterpiece is made exclusively from over 50,000 beads, sequins and metal findings. It stands an amazing 61 inches tall and weighs about 26 pounds. It took six people, approximately 5,550 hours and over a four year period of detailed handwork to complete.
The shining green foliage of this dress is a winding matrix made from tens of thousands of Chinese silver-lined beaded and sequin panels. There were painstakingly hand sewn forf more than two years. The flowers of the dress were made with vintage and modern Swarvoski crystal beads and metal findings.
The rare green beads for the center of each flower, as well as hundreds of diamond looking beads that connect them, are rare vintage crystal. The beads were taken directly from the edelweisslogo and Swarvoski -- K.S and Co. packages - bearing the orignal stamp from the 1930's.