If your dress train is two miles long, then a hot air balloon is a practical method of transportation. A Romanian design house debuted the longest bridal train known to man.
The Andree Salon, a Bucharest fashion label, hired 10 seamstresses to toil away on the Guinness World Record-breaking dress for 100 days. The imported material alone, including French lace and Italian taffeta, cost around $7,300. That’s not including labor and the dramatic floating runway show.
On Tuesday, a model wearing the dress was hoisted into the air outside Bucharest’s Palace of the Parliament, for all the world to see- in particular- The Netherlands. The Dutch country previously held the longest train record (it wasn’t even a mile, ha!).
The victory was particularly sweet, in light of a feud sparked between the two countries, after Dutch leaders campaigned to keep Romania out of the European Union’s visa-free travel zone.
"If the Netherlands does not allow us into Europe, we’ll take them out of the world records book," Alin Caraman, an organizer of the train’s big debut, told the Associated Press.“
And they did, with the near-maniacal passion of a bridezilla and a 1.85-mile train, roughly the width of Manhattan. If a real bride were to walk down the aisle in that dress, she’d need a venue the size of four football fields and an entire NFL team of bridesmaids to hold the train.