Rebel Wilson dressed by Paolo Sebastian in Vogue Australia

Adelaide’s Paolo Sebastian has created a custom couture gown for actress Rebel Wilson’s cover story in the June edition of Vogue Australia.

The editorial, focusing on Rebel’s upcoming producer roles and winning battles – notably her recently defamation case against Bauer Media – was accompanied by a photoshoot of the Australian actress and comedian, styled by Kate Darvill.

Alongside Paolo Sebastian, Wilson was dressed in Christian Siriano, Toni Maticevski and Alex Perry for the shoot – all noteworthy industry names.

Paul Vasileff, owner and designer of the couture label, was thrilled to have been asked to be a part of the photoshoot and speaks highly of Wilson.

“I’m a huge fan of Rebel’s work; she is so funny and a great Australian talent,” says Vasileff.

“It was an honour to be approached by Vogue Australia to create a custom couture gown for their cover shoot with Rebel Wilson.”

The black, sheer dress was designed by Vasileff and the Vogue styling team, with the Paolo Sebastian team working behind the scenes to hand make the gown.

“We worked closely with Vogue Australia to create the gown for Rebel.

“Our brief was [to] create something elegant, feminine and classic.”

After seeing the photographs from the edition, which was released on Monday, the team certainly hit the brief.

“We opted for a 1950’s inspired fishtail gown with a wide-set neckline and long sleeves,” says Vasileff.

“Rebel looks so elegant and timeless, and I think the team at Vogue did a great job.”

Vasileff says he and the team were delighted with the result.

“I am incredibly proud of how the editorial came out!”

Read the article on Vogue Australia here.