Want to wear Chelsea Clinton's wedding dress?
August 4th, 2010
04:49 PM ET

Want to wear Chelsea Clinton's wedding dress?

Do you wish you could walk down the aisle in Chelsea Clinton’s white organza wedding gown?

ABS designer Allen Schwartz thinks you should.

The gowns Chelsea and Hillary wore to the former first daughter’s New York wedding inspired two new designs by Schwartz. The designs, which were put together in about eight hours on the Monday following Chelsea’s wedding, are very special to the designer.

“Anybody could get married in that dress – whether they’re a small size, an 8, 10, 14,” he said. “It’s a very forgiving dress.”

Schwartz, who calls Chelsea’s gown “a big mushroom flower,” said he could have made a dress inspired by any celebrity wedding this year, but there’s a reason he chose Chelsea’s.

“This particular dress … was so special. I thought this weekend, in a much more simple way, Alicia Keys looked beautiful," Schwartz said. "But [Chelsea’s] was a real wedding gown.”

The dress inspired by Chelsea's gown is priced at $350 while the design inspired by Hillary's is priced at $300.

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  1. The dress

    the number 2 dress is just fine...

    August 6, 2013 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
  2. dlschuch

    chelsea's gown is absolutely the most beautiful thing i have ever seen. That 'replica' however, is hideous.

    August 6, 2013 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
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  6. Olga Pomeransky

    Yes it looks pretty and i love to wear this type of wedding dress.
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    November 10, 2010 at 1:01 am | Report abuse |
  7. wedding gown

    yes the the copy should not be made..Well, the designer did a good job..but its copy of Chelsea Clinton’s wedding dress..its not looking original..

    August 17, 2010 at 12:13 am | Report abuse |
  8. joe

    I wouldnt recommend wearing her dress unless it was drycleaned first.

    She has smelly pits.

    August 6, 2010 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Carole Fordham

    The copy isn't enough like the original to compare. Chelsea looked absolutely beautiful. Wish we could have seen the gown she wore for the reception.

    August 5, 2010 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
  10. caitlin

    Chelsea's dress was stunning and suited her beautifully. These knockoffs are hideous, they just look cheap and tacky. But what do you expect ... they were put together in "8 hours".

    August 5, 2010 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  11. piggyfan

    most of you are mean and petty .It was the womens day give her a break she looked lovely.

    August 5, 2010 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  12. yearute

    you get what u pay for...350 for a wedding dress...come on

    August 5, 2010 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Susan

    While I have no love for the Clinton's, I think that Chelsea's dress was beautiful on her and a very nice choice. As for the copies of her dress and that of the MOB...awful, just awful. Besides, what bride would ever want to wear a copy of another woman's dress?

    August 5, 2010 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Susan

      Typo: in the first phrase, it should read "Clintons" not "Clinton's"...sorry.

      August 5, 2010 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • sickofthelibs

      Agreed Susan-lovely for Chelsea. But why do I suspect there are many poor democrat brides who will buy these rags because they are sheep and love to follow

      August 5, 2010 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Diane

      Democrats, sheep? HAHAHAHAHAHAHHA. Why do you think that Fox news gets away with not actually being news? Because of the BAAAAAAAA factor.

      August 6, 2010 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
    • Beth

      Chelsea wore a $25,000 Vera Wang. A $400 gown by ABS certainly can't compare, but for some brides that's all they can afford. I don't think it's that bad considering what it's trying to live up to and for the price. I'm in love with her gown and do not think it's bad someone would want to wear a gown that looks like someone else's. Unless you get a couture gown specially made then you will be wearing a gown someone else has worn.

      August 6, 2010 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  14. free willy

    i wonder if they actually consummated their wedding, considering they're both gay

    August 5, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Diane

    Happy for Ms. Clinton but expensive weddings are a hell of a narcissistic way to spend too much money. No respect for money in my humble opinion.

    August 5, 2010 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  16. Natalee

    Of course, Lollipop! My daddy raised them just for my big day!

    August 5, 2010 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  17. lollipop

    natalee, was that real rabbit fur?!

    August 5, 2010 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  18. lollipop


    August 5, 2010 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  19. Natalee

    I made my wedding dress out of rabbit fur and spandx. AND IT WAS A LOT PRETTIER AND FAR MORE ELIGINT THEN THESE DRESSES.

    August 5, 2010 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
    • marianne

      you killed an innocent rabbit thats a no no I am sure you are just kidding don't let peta find out missy!!!

      August 5, 2010 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Travlldy57

    You get what you pay for. Chelsea look beautiful in her Vera Wang and Hillary looked stunning.
    Knock offs are just that poor imitations of the beautiful designers vision.

    August 5, 2010 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
    • marianne

      do you really know a real or a fake if they were presented to you???????????????? good luck

      August 5, 2010 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  21. celticfaerie

    Shoot. I paid the same price for my wedding dress a couple of months ago and it looks waaaay better than that hideous thing.

    August 5, 2010 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
  22. karen fairfax va

    who really cares about any of this.

    August 5, 2010 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
  23. Daniel Guerrero


    I have a friend that is getting married soon but doen´t know what to wear. Please let me know what I can recommend because the only designer I know is Angel Sanchez from Venezuela and maybe you did research a lot of designers for your big day. Hope you are happy the rest of your life as well as your family

    Regards to Hillary and Bill


    August 5, 2010 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  24. anniesue

    The copies are horrible. Hillary's dress was an ombre fabric the copy is just two colours and the sleeve is horrible rather than interesting. Chelsea's dress had a smooth line not the unflattering two big hip lumps. If you are going to steal other people's work, at least do a good job of it.

    August 5, 2010 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
  25. DJ

    Her dress was stunning. Too bad her skin tone matched it to a tee. Get a tan girl! Ew. If you can see blue veins from down a hallway on a person....there's a problem. Vitamin D is a good thing. A little sun never hurt anyone. In small doses, of course.

    Why would anyone want to buy a knock off gown when they can wear something more original? Vintage is where it's AT!

    August 5, 2010 at 8:07 am | Report abuse |
    • celticfaerie

      Are you kidding me? First of all, she's not that pale. And secondly, not everyone wants to look like a leather bag.

      August 5, 2010 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Mindy

      I wish you could have seen my mother's face after her reconstructive surgery to remove cancerous tissue from the skin on her face. It's not pretty.

      August 5, 2010 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Linda

    The Designer (I think) did a pretty good job; no it's not exactly like Chelsea's, but, darn close. I think the article intended to give us readers what Chelsea's grown could/would be for a bride who wanted a grown like Chelsea's in an affordable, low cost dress.

    August 5, 2010 at 5:11 am | Report abuse |
  27. LP

    There are better copies out there if you know where to look! http://discount-wedding-dresses.blogspot.com/

    August 5, 2010 at 3:13 am | Report abuse |
  28. BG

    I think she would have looked better with her shoulders at least partially covered. Too much skin was showing for a wedding in my opinion.

    August 5, 2010 at 1:51 am | Report abuse |
  29. mjm

    Correction, yikes on my previous posting (spelling errors)
    What I meant to say was;

    I agree those copies are so cheap looking compared to Chelsea and Hillary's
    You would think some great copy kat designer could come up with ones that look nice and not cheap looking.

    August 5, 2010 at 12:36 am | Report abuse |
  30. mjm

    I agree those copie are so cheating looking compared to Chelsea and Hillary's
    You would think some great copy kat designer could come up with one that looks nice and not cheap looking.

    August 5, 2010 at 12:33 am | Report abuse |
  31. Gayle

    What a beautiful young woman we have seen thru the years growing up with the nations eyes on her. She's not only smart but also a very beautiful bride. I have a lot of respect for her enduring the publics scrutiny of her parents while silently succeeding into her own woman. Chelsea's parents musy be proud of her. I know she has done a good job representing a child growing up in the White House as far as getting educated and staying out of trouble. Now shr's a wellpoise woman just like her Mom, maybe even smarter. Good for you young lady! Best Wishes !

    August 4, 2010 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Odalice Feliz

    She looks so hot wearing it....

    August 4, 2010 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  33. NCole

    I'm sorry, but how is he considered a designer when he simply copied . . uhhem, I mean TRIED to copy another designer's dresses??? And extremely poorly I must say. A bride has a better chance designing their own dress and looking a hella lot better than they would in this crap!!

    August 4, 2010 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  34. emcsims


    August 4, 2010 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Pat

    Are you serious? Copies? These are the worst copies of any dress, gown I have ever seen. I loved Hillary's dress and this rag does not even resemble that dress in the slightest. Chelsea's gorgeous dress was just exquisite, the knock off, is hideous and good luck to the "designers" (opportunists) with selling these horrible copies.

    August 4, 2010 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Bill

    If I'm a male, can I still wear the dress?

    August 4, 2010 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Melanie

    Are you kidding me? The knock off looks nothing like Chelsea's elegant gown. The sash even looks tacky. Ugh!

    August 4, 2010 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Keepin It Real

    My bad – I got all caught up in the hideous and didn't notice the even more hideous Hillary fake.

    I also misunderstood the pricing. Still a horrible FAKE.

    August 4, 2010 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Keepin It Real

    Chelsea's dress is cheaper than the fakey? I smell a typo!

    Some fakes are presentable, but this one is NOT. It doesn't even mimic the outline of the gown. It would make the thinnest girl look big. Sorry ABS, this one is a big FAIL.

    August 4, 2010 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Lisa

    Those copies are HORRENDOUS!!! The designers should be shot! They can't be real designers as no one with real talent would design such atrocities! Both copies are entirely too busy and my gosh that purple dress is just too funny. What woman would dare be caught in that?

    August 4, 2010 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  41. jme0598

    Hey CNN: Make sure ya'll go on and pass along all my posts to the Clintons will ya? While you're at it you go tell "Hell"iry I'm still waiting on an answer to my question regarding those campaign contributions she keeps getting to facillitate laws being passed the way... her benefactors want them to be. You think you could get "Hell"ery to give me a personal call to try to explain that one? How's about an AUDIT? You know- an AUDIT? Sovereign immunity, anyone? You know...*sovereign immunity*. Say it with me, people..SOVEIGN IMMUNITY...

    August 4, 2010 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Lola

    Chelsea's dress I like but that knock-off is a bit much!!!! The skirt is WAY TOO frilly. Chelsea's was nice, classic and lovely without going overboard. Can't say that for the other one.

    August 4, 2010 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • liz

      Total agree. Chelsea's dress = fabulous. Copies of dress = cheap and gawdy.

      August 5, 2010 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Buttons

    Honestly, these copies are HORRIBLE - .. As far as I'm concerned, copies shouldn't be made.

    Your are taking dresses that were absolutely elegant, simple and trying to make a fast $$$$$ – Do you honestly feel that the workmanship put into these copies will in anyway compare to coming even close. Just looking at these copies you can tell it's Cheap, Cheap, Cheap -

    August 4, 2010 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • groovygoober

      Oh but darling, didn't you read the pretentious descriptions and the fawning over the original by the designer? I mean come on, if it has a lot of fru-fru wording and all that meaningless fluff surrounding it, it has to be beautiful and veeeeery expensive. I'm sure it has the designer's name on the label!!! Just wear it inside-out so everyone can see the label and NO ONE will be able to mistake it for a cheap imitation.

      August 5, 2010 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  44. tdr

    No, I don't think so. Especially with the tendency of people dealing with the Clinton's tendency not to wash their clothing.

    August 4, 2010 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Patti

    The copies look exactly like what they are ... tacky copies..

    August 4, 2010 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Armand

    Lovely. Marvelous. Immensely lacking in dreckitude, darling. No bride could werq that dress like Ms. Chelsea, but you know what? Try, darlings, try. Believe in your light and vigor. Achieve the dream of angelic grace and beauty.

    August 4, 2010 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • ballz

      its chelsea clinton, not someone important...just another human being

      August 5, 2010 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Angel

    I am genuinely happy for Mr & Mrs. Bill Clinton. This was a great event for the family and I can see by their facial expressions that they are so "PROUD" of their little girl. I admire and respect the "Clinton's" they are powerful and real. God bless them and Chelsea's marriage. I wish them a life of respect, friendship and love......Congratulations !!!!

    August 4, 2010 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |

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