Chan came into the store twice: first in October, when the order was placed, and again in April, for another fitting. She came with a friend and told the salesperson that their budget was unlimited—but seemingly didn’t raise any eyebrows. According to Pettibone, Chan used the name “Priscilla Tuan” to order the dress anonymously, but Malone at Little White Dress would not confirm that detail. The designer says it was Chan’s friend, doubling as an assistant, who handled the transaction for the purchase, which, in retrospect, seemed odd. “We had no idea who she was until yesterday,” Malone says. The order for the dress was placed with Pettibone’s factory in California, and it took about four months to complete.