Priscilla Presley’s wedding dress for Elvis has been restored

Olivia de Jong plays Priscilla Presley in the 2022 Baz Luhrmann movie “Elvis,” which stars Austin Butler as the king of rock and roll. The biography documents Elvis Presley’s relationship with his former boss, Colonel Tom Parker (portrayed by Tom Hanks) and Parker’s influence on the decline of Elvis’ career. Throughout, we see a glimpse into his life and, of course, his relationship with Priscilla, whom he married on May 1, 1967, at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas. Luhrmann’s wife, fashion designer Catherine Martin, of Moulin Rouge and The Great Gatsby fame worked with her team to recreate a copy of the wedding dress that Priscilla found on shelves while shopping undercover in Memphis, Tennessee, so that no evidence appeared that she You will get married. Purchased at a retailer and tried only once in the dead of night, the dress was complete with long beaded sleeves, embroidered with lace, and draped with a row of buttons on each wrist. A three-foot veil was completed, topped with a rhinestone tiara, and Priscilla dyed her hair a dark brown to match Elvis.

[Martin] The wedding dress is believed to be the most replica in every 159 minutes of the movie.

Martin, who collaborated with Miuccia Prada on much of Priscilla’s wardrobe in the ’60s and also commissioned vintage pieces for the movie (which includes a whopping 9,000 costumes), believes the wedding dress is the most replica seen in every 159 minutes of a movie, although we We only see him for a short time. “We got detailed photos from the archives of what the lace looked like, and bought many different laces that were beautifully sewn together to bring the look back as closely as possible,” Martin explains to PopSugar. “It was hand-embroidered and all-pearl and had several layers of chiffon with a silk lining. The tulle hem was hand-sewn to the edge so that it floated perfectly when Priscilla walked. The top of the dress is very intricate and the bottom very simple and effortless. Sometimes, These things are the hardest to do, especially in white or in a wedding, because they end up feeling very stressful and painful.”

According to Martin, DeJonge couldn’t believe how real and beautiful the dress looked during her first fitting. “It was such a pleasure to see all this beautiful handwork on Olivia’s lively physique,” she says. “It was ethereal and yet another world.”

As for accessories, Martin had a seamstress who perfected ballet wire tiaras to work on the veil fittings, which were made of gem silk. While we don’t get to peek at the wedding shoes in the movie, Martin confirms that these ’50s satin heels were actually ballroom dancing shoes — almost identical to the closed-toe silhouette Priscilla wore Already at her wedding today and a recommendation from Martin’s bridal shoe, since they’re tall enough to provide height, bare to fuse to the leg, and firm enough to dance.

Before that, see historical photos from the 1967 press conference and Elvis’s champagne breakfast with a five-foot-tall, six-tiered cake and show him off in a black silk paisley jumpsuit and Lambert Marx cowboy boots. Coordination with Priscilla.

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