450,000 Sequins And 300 Bicycle Reflectors: Couture By The Numbers

08/14/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Ah, couture. The magical gowns, the floaty chiffon, the crazy hair: We all know it takes a lot of hardworking hands to create the one-of-a-kind looks. But we wondered: Just how many seamstresses, yards of fabric, sequins, and false eyelashes are needed by a house to achieve perfection? So we asked.

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