Some industry associates are wondering whether the most recent film in the Twilight series Breaking Dawn Part 1 was mis-targeted by high end manufacturers Manolo Blahnik, Carolina Herrera and BMW. All of these luxury brands had outright merchandise placement — and major merchandizing deals — in the box-office topping film, starring that trend-setting trio, Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner.
Blahnik’s exclusive Swan Embellished Satin Pump undoubtedly got their lurking closeup as the loveably gawky Bella Swan practices walking in the heels. You could also spot the shoes as Bella walked down the aisle and the camera opens to reveal the full wedding party. And the footwear can be yours for just $1, 295 at Neiman Marcus. Pre-order right now! And they also come in black and red!
Herrera’s long sleeved lacy low-backed wedding design is now for sale at wedding gown stores around the US for just $799. Of course, the gown won’t be quite the same quality as Bella’s couture version which cost an estimated $35,000.
Even the company that did the wedding invitations — Connor Fine Engraver & Stationer is — offering the same style for altar-bound Twihards for $25 a piece. Gulp. Anichini, the makers of luxury linens, showed off their expensive Italian bed sheets in the best light during the honeymoon scene. The company is now having a Facebook contest to win the honeymoon sheets. No, not the actual ones used in the movie.