From July 6th through July 10th, Paris became even more glamourous. Welcoming both French and Italian designers, the Paris Fall/Winter 2014-2015 Haute Couture show took place throughout the city showcasing some of the most gorgeous, intricate, and outside the box designs from some of the world’s greatest designers. Of course, I couldn’t help but to notice the beautiful work some designers did on some serious wedding gowns. Whether made with brides in mind, or simply the color white, these dresses stood out to the inner future bride in me. So Miami and Nashville brides, have a delicious Tuesday!
The Dress Designers in order from Left to Right…
1. Armani Prive
Giorgio Armani had a handful of gowns draped in delicate netting laced with red polka dots. I love the play of red and black on the stark white gown. Despite the utter simplicity of the gown, the red dots add drama creating an overall sophisticated yet modern wedding day look.
The overall concept for the Chanel Haute Couture collection was a blend of modernity clashing and interacting with different eras and different styles. Designer Karl Lagerfeld wanted to tousle the “classic” Chanel girl so she would look “more like a Marie Antoinette with a punk heart than like the classy lady we may imagine”. This bridal gown (who’s pregnant model created stir!), is classic bridal. However, the styling makes it modern and punk. I love this play on different themes!
3. Christian Dior
“I was interested in the process of finding something extremely modern through something very historical. What I was attracted to was an idea of architectural construction – that is a very Dior attitude – how the foundations of one era are based on another, how the future is based on the past”
-Raf Simons; Creative Director
This gown is precisely that: a mix of historical structure with modern elegance. A gown that could be worn at any type of wedding!
4. Elie Saab
Elie Saab creates some of the most intricately designed gowns in the game and it is hard for me to pick just one. This show, Saab chose to create a specific wedding gown. Dripping in sparkling lace, the gown is the perfect princess dream. I love the illusion of the neckline and the subtle sparkle. This gown is both modern and completely classic. A perfect choice!
5. Giambattista Valli
Giambattista Valli‘s show was a juxtaposition between complete relaxation with complete glamour. I love the accessorizing with head wraps and sunglasses paired with the incredible construction of each piece. The play of textures is incredible! This white gown, which flows like the purest river, stands out with its delicate petals of purple. I love this gown for a wedding gown because it is classically shaped, but with a fun detail making it unique to whoever wears it!
6. Zuhair Murad
Zuhair Murad, the king of sparkle, based his collection off of architecture. “Precious and luxurious, gowns displays elegant, classic and sophisticated designs in which beaded and sequined embellishment in the shape of geometric shapes, waves and organic patterns take centre stage”. We can clearly see that with this bridal gown. I love the different shapes the embellishments make that keep it very modern, but on a classic canvas.
All of these designers created masterpieces. Let your wedding gown be your own masterpiece!
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