New Paolo Sebastian fairytale gowns inspired by Disney

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Paul Vasileff with model Georgia Bess in the
“Stroke of Midnight” gown.

Lots of us kids grow up up drawing ball gowns on Disney characters. Few of them get to live out their dreams as grown-ups.

But that’s what Paul Vasileff is doing.

Vasileff, creator of the couture fashion house Paolo Sebastian, debuted his Spring/Summer 2018 collection this week at the Adelaide Fashion Festival in his Australian hometown. His show, titled “Once Upon a Dream,” included 34 one-of-a-kind dresses inspired by Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Ariel, and others.

The Advertiser described the collection as “a mesmerising mix of fairytale ball gowns, dresses, capes and a jumpsuit, many adorned with embroidered motifs — such as the poison apple, bluebirds and a clock face to represent the stroke of midnight.”
“I want to celebrate Disney as a whole … the films offer hope, teach us to dream and inspire us, and I want to translate that feeling of Disney into the collection,” Vasileff told The Advertiser.
“There’s always that magical element in my collections,” said. “This is something I’ve wanted to do forever. I want to take people back to how they felt when they saw a film like Cinderella for the first time.”These gowns are one-of-a-kind, but Paolo Sebastian gowns typically retail for $6,000-$10,000.

Check out a few of the dresses from the collection in the photos below, from Disney’s Style blog, and visit the site to see more of the collection.