So Much Tulle Was Used to Make This Giambattista Valli Gown That the Eiffel Tower Could Wear It

I was scrolling through the images from the couture runways in Paris and took a long pause when I got to this chartreuse Giambattista Valli gown.

Fashion can be pure fantasy, and there’s no better example than Giambattista Valli’s couture gowns. The layers! The volume! The tulle! This gown took up the entire runway!

But really… there’s so much of it.

In fact, this gown is made from a staggering 350 meters of tulle. To put that into perspective, the Eiffel Tower is 324 meters tall. For those of us not using the metric system (waves hand from across the pond), that’s 1148.29 feet of fabric versus the 984 foot-tall Eiffel Tower.

Some more comparisons for you to wrap your tulle mind around:

-The Statue of Liberty is a mere 305 feet tall.
-The Empire State Building is 1,250 feet tall.

Reminder: This dress is made of 1,148 feet of tulle. That’s a lot of dress!

By Leah Chernikoff