Kendall Jenner may appear to have it all together, but her Met Gala look is literally hanging by a thread.
“The entire gown is made from one piece of string,” says Julia Haart, the La Perla creative director making the model’s dress. “It’s a very strong, very flexible, incredibly thin piece of nylon, and we’ve strung 85,000 crystals onto it. ”
Aside from her underwear – a hand-painted black bodice – that’s it. Making the gown took artisans in five cities (Milan, Bologna, Los Angeles, Rome, and New York), plus industrial and chemical engineers.
“When I described a one-string gown to my team, I was told it’s not possible,” Haart laughed. “Of course, that just made me want to do it more.”