A Melbourne woman has lost her $40,000 wedding dress to thieves who broke into her home last week.
Greenvale resident Leanne Bartucca is devastated after learning her couture J’Aton gown had been taken.
High-profile Australian designers J’Aton are the clever minds behind the dresses of Australian celebrities such as Rebecca Judd, Nadia Bartel and Jodi Anasta.
The Herald Sun reported the gown weighed over 18kg and was made with French lace over 100-years-old.
The lace had been carved into a mixture of leather and tulle to create a slim-fitted off-the-shoulder gown.
Bartucca had planned to re-purpose the fabric for her children’s christening gowns.
“I had dreams of using the fabric from it for my children’s christening gowns, and even framing a section of the fabric for our home,” she said.
The former fashion buyer suspected the thieves were highly-trained and familiar with the ins and out of couture fashion.
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