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Holy wedlocks: The bridal gown that's tressed to kill

City salon gets a big fat hairy asset from Gypsy Wedding dressmaker

Published on November 15th 2011.


Holy wedlocks: The bridal gown that's tressed to kill

IT'S a wedding dress like no other and they want Lady Gaga to wear it.

A £50,000 bridal gown made completely out of hair has been created by the rather famous designer Thelma Madine for Bold Street hair salon Voodou.

The creation, which was the brainchild of stylist Ryan Edwards,  took 300 hours to make.

Indeed those who worked on it went to other great lenghts.

It took the handiwork of eight members of staff from Nico’s dress designers, famous for their role on Channel 4’s Big Fat Gypsy Wedding. It contains 250 metres of hair, which is about the same distance as Bold Street itself, plus tens of thousands of individual wefts and hair pieces as well as 1500 crystals and 12 underskirts.

The dress itself weighs approximately 15 stone and is a size 6. The team at Voodou now hope that they can get high profile stars to wear it in future or for it to go on display at one of the city’s art galleries.

_Ca10781Edwards said: “It’s something that we’ve been thinking about designing for a while as it’s just so different. I approached Thelma and her team to see if they would be up for doing it and they totally loved the idea.”

The dress was showcased at this weekend’s Alternative Miss Liverpool pageant at the Kazimier where it was crowned the winner at the annual event, by star of stage and screen, Fenella Fielding.

Edwards added: “This was a chance for us to show our creatively and originality and it’s a fantastic feeling to see the finished product. It’s fair to say we’ll probably not see another dress like it for a very long time.”

As to whether Gaga will try it on, she reportedly said she would mullet over.

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Lilian ChapmanNovember 24th 2011.

hey! no mention of the runners up! we worked just as hard on our frocks too!

AnonymousNovember 24th 2011.

it is a travesty that this type of costume is made in such a way! to have the poor wearer taped with parcel tape over 3 or 4 pampers nappies to protect them from the weight of the skirt is proposterous!
imagine Marie Antionette, or anyone else who wore a huge crinoline wearing such a shabby contraption,! they had grace and style! and made undergarments properly!
i cannot believe this dress maker woman has got away with this all these years! dreadful,,

plastic fantasticNovember 25th 2011.

ha ha ! Lady Ga Ga! do you really think she will wear a dress that people have seen already!?

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