Behind the Seams of Spring 2015

Three highly wrought dresses that are worth their considerable price tags.

Erdem Spring 2015

Chanel Reconstituted stone is used to create this dress’s “pavement” embroidery, which is meticulously laid out to avoid breaks in the lines. Flower-shaped braids are then interspersed to appear as if blooms are sprouting through the cracks. Price: upon request

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Erdem Inspired by palm trees and Victorian lace, the 50-odd guipure patches are first hand- drawn and created in Italy before being carefully layered and hand-sewn onto the dress. Ergo, each garment is one of a kind. Price: $7,425

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Mary Katrantzou It takes more than 80 hours to hand-embroider the two lace motifs onto a simple shift, creating the abstract canvas of synapse-esque squiggles. “And,” Katrantzou notes, “it is all the more special for it!” Price: $9,900

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