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Vera Wang Kathleen In Crimson

$5,930 USD SAVE 21%

  • Retail Price: $7,500 USD
  • Save Amount: $1,570 USD

  • Listing Number: 190204
  • Designer: Vera Wang
  • Condition: New (Un-Altered)
  • Color Family: Shades of Red
  • Color: Crimson
  • Year Purchased: 2015
  • Label size: 4
  • Street size:  0
  • Bust: 32
  • Waist: 25
  • Hips: 32
  • Height: 5' 8"
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Vera Wang Kathleen In Crimson Wedding Dress Details

  • New York City, New York, US 
Seller's Return Policy
Final Sale

Dress Alterations

Brand new and unaltered The gown will be ready for delivery around March 30 2016. You can have base alterations and fittings (3x) done by the bridal specialists at Vera Wang in New York, for an additional $650 (paid for by the buyer directly to Vera Wang). Base alterations include the hem, bodice and the bustle to ensure the proper Vera Wang fit. Other alterations are also possible - please email the seller for a price list of other alterations.   

Shipping Costs
  • To Be Paid By Buyer
Payment Methods

  • Paypal

  • Seller is: Individual
  • Original Owner: yes
  • Has Receipt: yes

Will Ship to

  • US and global


  • Silhouette: Mermaid
  • Neckline: Strapless (Slight Curve)
  • Waistline: Natural Waist
  • Sleeve Style: Strapless
  • Back Style: Low Back
  • Dress Length: Floor Length

Included Accessories


Dry Cleaning/Preservation

Not required as brand new

Vera Wang Kathleen In Crimson Wedding Dress

The Kathleen gown in Crimson is from the Bridal Spring 2013 collection. It is a strapless mermaid gown with hand-draped bodice and inverted flange skirt with embroidered crystal wheat detail (shown in pictures with a neck piece that is NOT INCLUDED). It is truly a masterpiece of bridal couture. The stretch Mikado fabric around the body gives this gown extraordinary movement and versatility, while maintaining its haute couture design.  

I am selling this gown BRAND NEW and UNALTERED after purchasing it from the Vera Wang Madison Avenue flagship in June 2015. It was intended as my 2nd dress but I've since decided to wear only 1 dress. Incidentally, Chrissy Teigen wore this as her 2nd at her wedding to John Legend.   

According to the SA at Vera Wang, this is one of the last Kathleen gowns in Crimson that is in production. The gown will be ready for delivery around March 30 2016.

There is also a fantastic opportunity to have base alterations and fittings (3x) done by the bridal specialists at Vera Wang in New York, for an additional $650 (paid for by the buyer to Vera Wang directly).       


  • Kathleen is a striking mermaid gown with a very sensual flair, and also includes some powerful wedding symbolism that’s been important to me.
  • I love a dress with an unadorned, minimalist bodice, with just a very subtle layering or fabric-construction to create interest. The smooth construction of a mermaid gown can be a little intimidating, which is one reason so many brides love the stretch Mikado constructions I’ve used in my collections recently. Stretch Mikado is a silk weave fabric is made with stretch fibers that gather in the silhouette to really contour a woman’s body. It’s a perfect material for a form-fitting mermaid shape, like this one, because there’s no stiffness, so you can still move around in it. From the back, the gown is so wonderfully smooth and sheer, like it’s been sculpted from solid material. It’s quite seductive.
  • The bodice isn’t completely flat, however. There are several strategic points where the fabric of the gown is softly, subtly draped: across the bust, at the top of the hip, below the hip.
  • The wild artistry of the base of the skirt contrasts so deliciously with the clean, controlled upper part of the gown. It’s fantastically frothy, so light and airy. It’s been built up from layered tissue organza and honeycomb tulle using my inverted flange technique, which recurs elsewhere in this season’s collection, like with Kirsten. It’s an elaborate way to build up volume, wildness, passion, and tonality in the dress.
  • The final detail you’ll notice, creating that seductive outline, is the brooch-like beaded embroidery at the hips that wrap around like a pair of crystalline hands. It creates a little bit of negative space against the smooth field of the bodice, giving the illusion of an even more exaggerated hourglass shape. These broaches are actually in the shape of ears of wheat. Since Roman times, when brides would march with an armful of wheat, or even wear it in their hair, wheat has stood for fertility and wedded bliss. It’s a symbol I’ve always loved and returned to, for its purity and simplicity. Here in the embroidery I’ve used it subtly, just as an accent to the waistline, but the crystal really looks beguiling with the antiqued silver backing; it’s like a storybook talisman.

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