Originally Posted by cepe
When I first saw Mabel's, I thought "she hasn't been thinking at all" - but it's all about quirky bows and she seems a bit quirky so good for her, but it's not for me.[...]
I think she has been thinking very much
about it. She turned down conventional dresses and requested her friends Viktor & Rolf to create something for her. Princess Mabel's dress was the most "weird" one but at the same time it is exactly unique
because of that.
It was a dress at -technically- the highest level: double-faced duchesse satin was used to create a dress with a bateau neckline. Metres and metres of crêpe georgette was used to make 248 (!) bows by hand. The skill of Viktor & Rolf was shown with the trelliswork pattern: it covered the seams, so it looked like Princess Mabel's gown was cut from a single piece of cloth. Even the sleeves had no visible seam.
In an interview Princess Mabel once replied, when asked what her husband thought of her dress: "Friso thought the wedding dress was fascinating