Revenge Wedding First Look: Costume Designer Sounds Off on Creating Emily's Gorgeous Gown—See the Pic!

Exclusive! The ABC hit's costume designer Jill Ohannesson reveals she sketched four dresses for the big episode

By Tierney Bricker Oct 30, 2013 7:29 PMTags
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Here comes the bride...and the Hampton's next victim?!

The wedding three seasons and (a lifetime worth of revenge-ing) in the making is finally upon us, Revenge fans! In the season three premiere, Emily (Emily VanCamp) finally set a date for the two biggest events in her life: Her wedding to Daniel (Josh Bowman) and her final takedown of Victoria (Madeleine Stowe), the mother of the groom. (Of course, it could also be the date of her death as the season opened with Emily being shot in her dress.)

And though Halloween is tomorrow in our world, Aug. 8 is right around the corner in the Hamptons, which means it's time for the big day and we've got your first look at Emily in her gorgeous gown with a truly dashing Nolan (Gabriel Mann) by her side! Doesn't she look effortlessly gorgeous? Too bad Revenge costume designer Jill Ohannesson says finding the right dress wasn't exactly an easy task...

"I actually designed the dress because they came to me and basically said, 'Here's what we need this dress to do, Jill. We need for her to be able to fall off the boat and when she falls we want to dress to flow out,'" Jill tells us. "And they wanted to be able to hide something underneath the skirt of the dress. And we needed four of them initially. I was like, great, how am I going to afford four dresses that I can get right now that's going to be able to do all of those things.

She continues, "Knowing Emily and knowing she likes a slim silhouette, I knew I wasn't going to find everything in one dress, so I basically sketched out four different designs and brought it to our producers."

Of the four designs, there was a clear winner (Can't ya tell from the picture?!), as Jill explains, "It was a unanimous decision on the one that we chose, which was this beautiful column of Alencon lace, then it's an overskirt of tulle that gives it that beautiful movement when she's in the water."

And though it was a lot of work (especially considering she had to create the dress in time for the flash-forward in the season premiere!), Jill says, "It was really exciting for me and such an honor to get to design the dress myself."

So what will some of the other Revenge stars be wearing on the big day? Jill was tight-lipped, simply teasing, "Some of what the people were wearing at the wedding was dictated by the writing. Some of it called for very specific looks."

The wedding episode's title? "Exodus." Chills!

Revenge airs Sunday at 9 p.m. on ABC.