When you first think of Austrian fashion, your mind might wander to Julie Andrews roaming the hills in "Sound of Music", or Bavarian clad, beer holding blonde men (just us?). Forget the lederhosen and dirndls, it's the Swarovski crystal that manages to stand the test of time. After all, who can forget RiRi decked out in a mesh dress for the CFDA Awards that had nothing but 230,000 Swarovski crystals attached?
Check out some of our favourite fashion pieces featuring Swarovski crystals...
Cinderella's Glass Slippers
For the 2014 live-action film Cinderella, Disney commissioned Swarovski to create a stunning pair of crystal slippers. Swarovski also contributed nearly 7 million crystals that were used in costumes and tiaras for the film’s ball scene. Who wants to slip their feet into this pair?
Dreamy Wedding Dresses
Brides around the world want to look their very best on their special day, and Swarovski crystals provide a touch of elegance to all that lace, satin, and tulle. Intricate beading can amplify the look of a wedding dress because, let’s face it, when you say yes to the dress, you want the dress to outshine the rest.
If there’s every a time for ladies to frost themselves, choose a Swarovski crystal. While the Swarovski crystals are known for adorning high-fashion wedding dresses or a pair of stunning Jimmy Choo shoes – it’s the Swarovski jewelry that gives you a double take. Shiny earrings or a stunning necklace are the sparkling centerpieces of what Swarovski is all about.
Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
The annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is no stranger to Swarovski, incorporating Austria’s crystal into stunning creations that the Victoria’s Secret Angels show off on the runway. In 2013, Swarovski, and Victoria’s Secret also partnered up with 3D printing firm Shapeway to create this stunning creation, modeled by the equally stunning Lindsay Ellington.
Queen B herself, Beyonce, had four custom-made outfits created by her designers Ralph & Russo that featured over 50,000 Swarovski crystals. On her recent “On the Run” tour with hubby Jay-Z, Beyonce was blinged out with a skin-tight bodysuit also covered with Swarovski crystals designed by NYC fashion designers The Blonds.