A wedding of Kardashian proportions requires not one, not two, but three dress changes for the blushing bride, natch!
But according to Kim Kardashian's family friend and dress designer, Vera Wang, the hardest part wasn't coming up with three very different looks for the reality star—which included a ball gown, a mermaid dress and a slinky, Old Hollywood-inspired number that "10 women worked on for three months"—it was deciding which dress she'd wear to walk down the aisle.
At Wang's Lovestruck fragrance launch in NYC, the designer sat down with E! for an exclusive interview about the crucial decision, Kim's role in the designs, the inspiration behind the dresses and plenty more...
"Up until the very end we weren't even very sure...which dress she was going to wear down the aisle," Wang dished to E! News.
"It was Kim's decision," the N.Y.-based couturier continued, "but I think it was at the last fitting it became very apparent that she really wanted to feel like a bride, and she wanted to feel...like a princess, and by the end all of us were in agreement."
Do tell about that princess dress...
Of the strapless ivory gown with a voluminous tulle skirt and basque waist, Wang says, "The wedding dress she did wear down the aisle was meant to be something that was timeless, and very classic and very sort of Liz Taylor...Sophia Loren. We really wanted that kind of all-out glamour, that sort of '50s, voluptuous elegant Hollywood style."
The bride then changed into a very different style for her first dance with husband Kris Humphries.
"That was the dress that is probably most 'Kim the brand,' " the 62-year-old said. "That dress was all about her body and her skin and her face and how gorgeous she is and the fact that she wanted to be very seductive for that first dance with Kris."
And the final design of the night was "always slated to be the party dress—the rock-out, rock-on party dress," Wang spilled.
So did Kim, who just launched her Kardashian Kollection with sisters Khloé Kardashian Odom and Kourtney Kardashian, help design her bridal wear?
Wang says no, explaining, "Kim really trusts me, and the fact [that] I could intuit the different persons she wanted to be."
And after months of planning and multiple dress fittings, Kim's wedding day looks went off without a hitch: "We'd had a run-through before and everything was very, very smooth and organized and there was no last-minute hysteria at all." Whew!
Click in to watch Vera spill all the fabulous details in the video above—plus, find out where the designer will be selling affordable versions of Kim's ceremony and first-dance dresses!
For even more of the glowing couple, tune into E! News tonight at 7 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. for exclusive new video and check out People's Sept. 5 issue, out Friday, with lots of exclusive photos of the event.