And in case you need your eyes checked and you couldn’t tell from looking at the dress, the creation was no easy feat to make. The corsage and strap embroidery required 550 hours of work and FOURTEEN fashion hands (that’s 70 FINGERS!) and the assembly of the dress itself took an additional 130 hours.
"I never want the dress to feel like a costume," Young says. "The thing about having couture is that it’s made for you and for your body. Even though it’s fancy, it’s comfortable and easy. And I wanted to reflect that. I didn’t want her to look trussed up and bedazzled. I wanted her to look real and elegant."
She topped off the dress with Chanel Fine Jewelry (because when you’re wearing a Chanel Couture dress, what else would you wear jewelry-wise): The "Maud” ring, “Comète” and “Coco Crush” earrings in 18-K white gold and diamonds.
"I originally pulled all these amazing diamonds from Chanel," Young says. "They have all these crazy good stones that are timeless and elegant and big and sparkly. But when we put the big earrings on, with the embroidery, it didn’t feel right. We changed it to a much smaller, more personal diamond that she actually owns—these little huggie earrings and Chanel diamond star.
This article originally appeared on InStyle U.S.