Julia Roberts' Wedding Dress Allegedly Destroyed in South Pas Fire

The studio of famed Australian designer Richard Tyler at 525 Mission Street caught on fire Friday destroying everything inside. Initial investigations point to an electrical fire.

The Mission Street , who has created clothes for icons such as Oprah Winfey, Elton John and Diana Ross, caught on fire Friday—destroying everything inside.

"Everything was damaged [with] either fire or smoke damage," said Battalion Chief Philip Guiral. "We have to contact the owner to find out exactly what was inside and the value."

A wedding dress that was designed for Julia Roberts (but never made it to the altar, according to this article) was among items destroyed, said a relative who was on the scene Friday morning.

Initial investigations point to an electrical fire, added Guiral.

South Pasadena Fire Department responded to several calls of smoke in the area of 525 Mission Street around 9:30 a.m. Guiral said firefighters could see "big black header" from two blocks away.

No major injuries were reported, but one South Pasadena firefighter sustained a back injury and was transported to Huntington Hospital.

Neighboring agencies assisting included Arcadia, San Marino, Alhambra and Pasadena.

Tyler has appeared on the TV show Project Runway and won many awards in the fashion industry. See his bio here.


Janet Cartwright June 08, 2012 at 11:06 PM
Oh, the horror the horror..
Huntington City June 09, 2012 at 07:35 AM
Just be glad for the surrounding fire depts. that always respond.
Nicole Charky June 09, 2012 at 04:13 PM
I had no idea Richard Tyler had a studio in South Pasadena.
Elias Baldwin June 11, 2012 at 04:51 PM
I had no idea who Richard Tyler was!


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