A movie gown for moneyed brides

January 15, 1992|By Chicago Tribune

The bride-to-be who wants to look like a movie star on her wedding day can order the very same dress that appears in the new version of "Father of the Bride" for $4,500.

Designed by the film's costume designer, Susan Becker, the gown plays a leading role in the Touchstone Pictures film.

"It's a sweetly demure dress, perfect for the all-American girl," says L.A. bridal shop owner Renee Strauss, who worked with Becker on creating the gown. Becker says it was Grace Kelly's own classic gown that inspired the film's gown, rather than the one worn by Elizabeth Taylor in the original movie.

The gown itself? It's in ivory silk duchesse satin, hand-beaded with pearls and translucent sequins; there's a bow in the back, a chapel train and lots of Alencon lace.

To order the gown, contact Renee Strauss, 8401 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, Ca. 90211; (213) 653-3331.

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