ITVs Coronation Street unveils Gemma Winters incredible orange wedding dress
Coronation Street 's Gemma Winter's wedding dress has been revealed.
The ITV character is gearing up for her wedding to Chesney Brown on the soap and she pulled out all the stops for her marital look.
Next week, Gemma is set to tie the knot and fans can see a sneak peek of her wedding day attire here.
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The jaw-dropping orange wedding gown has been co-designed and made by drag queen and fashion designer Liquorice Black and Coronation Street Head of Costume Alex Hatzar.
On-screen Gemma has bought a charity shop dress that she had dyed and customised by her pal, seamstress Izzy Armstrong, played by Cherylee Houston.
Talking about the gown, Dolly-Rose Campbell, who plays Gemma, said: “Myself and Alex in costume had lots of discussions about what Gemma would want as her dream dress and had put some ideas together. We decided on orange as a nod to Gemma and Chesney being ginger and also Gemma loves bright colours.
“Liquorice and I have a mutual friend and I had seen an exhibition of their work and knew they had worked on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK so I knew that they would be the best person to make the dress, I was absolutely delighted when they said yes.”
Coronation Street Head of Costume Alex Hatzar added: “Dolly & I have talked about Gemma's wedding dress for years even before she was with Chesney! I've always known I wanted it to light up but wanted something different from just the skirt lighting up as we've all seen that before.
"I knew it had to be something with the wow factor & Gemma was never going to go for a white dress. Orange just seemed to work for the character as Gemma is so vibrant & it also worked for Chesney & the family she's marrying into!
“We had to storyline quite a lot of it to make it work as the character doesn't have any money so it was really helpful that Dolly & I had very early discussions, about 6 months prior to filming so we could liaise with editorial & they helped make it happen.
"I also requested that there were no stunts or spillages on the dress as I knew there wouldn't be the time or the budget for more than one dress for repeats or for a stunt double to wear."
Coronation Street airs Monday, Wednesday and Friday on ITV1 and ITVX at 8pm
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