Fabric-Free Swarovski Crystal Beaded Ensemble. This dress waass worn by Lady Gaga for the Cheek to Cheek photo shoot with Tony Bennett
Originally created in 2004, refashioned in 2012
This dazzling diamond, sparkling ensemble is skillfully woven from over 8,500 vintage and modern Swarovski crystal beads and gold findings. It took three people over six months to complete all the exotic pieces for this design.
The most incredibly part of this ensemble was securing the beads themselves. It took me over 15 years of diligent searching throughout Europe and the United States in order for me to assemble enough of the 20 different styles of rare and vintage beads used to create this amazing ensemble.