Revealing exclusively to marie claire, Louis Vuitton has shared how many sequins it took to get Turner’s final look — 980,000 altogether in two different sizes. Using 17,500 metres of thread and taking 50 hours for the centrepiece design alone, it was certainly a labour of love. Add to that 72 hours of ‘non stop’ embroidery and it definitely qualifies as handmade.
Stone’s metallic jumpsuit look was the result of a new Louis Vuitton-designed machine, which cuts tiny fragments of glass and fixes them to a wool base. After application, the material was heated and the glass melted as to give a ripple effect.
Moretz’s custom tuxedo-style dress was crafted using mosaic techniques, too. After attaching 50 different pieces of mosaic, the dress was then embroidered with a whole host of metallic elements, including silver cabochons and glass beads — taking 200 hours.
Labour of love indeed.
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