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Behind the Seams of Spring 2015

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


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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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