It took 500 hours to make Adele’s Wembley dress

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    Don’t you just love going behind the scenes of celebrity dressing? Like discovering what it really takes to get a celebrity red carpet ready and finding out it took 1,000 hours to make Nicole Kidman’s Cannes dress.

    Now we’ve had another chance to take a peek behind the celebrity glitz, courtesy of Adele’s stylist, Gaelle Paul.

    The singer is currently on her (rumoured to be last) UK tour, and for the finale, she’s picked the most gorgeous Zuhair Murad dress.

    Gaelle revealed they saw only three dress before settling on the purple, crystal-embellished number.

    She told The Telegraph, ‘We saw three different dresses and after looking at them first hand, I knew that it was the one we wanted to wear; it had that embroidery, it was a beautiful colour and shape.

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    This dress doesn’t disappoint, it feels and looks like a finale dress. Classically beautiful and showy at the same time.’

    Given the show-stopping nature of the dress, it naturally took quite a while to make.

    Galle said, ‘We started 6 months before the first show in Australia. We had to give ample time for the atelier to dedicate the hours they needed to make the dress. It took them 500 hours to hand sew and bead the dress, and there are up to 10,000 Swarovski crystals on the dress. It’s a true work of art.’

    Which granted, is less than the 1,000 hours it took for Nicole’s dress, but impressive nonetheless.

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