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Bridal Bliss

Vera Wang brings back the princess look at Bridal Fashion Week

Monday, October 22, 2012    

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Just six months ago, Vera Wang showed a bridal collection full of dahlia red, scarlet, rust, crimson and vermilion. Last year her wedding gowns were black. But for the designer's latest collection during Bridal Fashion Week last week, she took it back to basics with an all-white show of tight bodices and princess-worthy voluminous skirts. Traditional romanticism reigned during the fall 2013 bridal collections, with dramatic flowing skirts walking next to sleek column silhouettes, all prettily decorated with delicate lacework or tulle tiers; and in an ode to Anne Hathaway, veils were replaced by statement headpieces. Marchesa, synonymous with celebrity red-carpet gowns, paid homage to the Devil Wears Prada star, showing wide lace headpieces along with Jenny Packham and Reem Acra. Also alluding to Hathaway's Valentino wedding gown, which was dipped in blush pink, was Marchesa's use of blush peeking through hand-draped and embroidered bodices, which were finished with ball skirts and metallic details in gold and silver. Inspired by 'the heart of the Iris and Bulgarian Rose,' according to Marchesa's show notes, the collection's Indian-inspired details, like the intricate crystal and pearl drop beading, gave a refreshing pause to anything too overly traditional. And Carolina Herrera, the queen of creating wedding looks that cater to various different sensibilities, included a peplum-style lace gown directly modelled after a red and white number from her resort collection, just repurposed for the bridal world. She traded in the red lace overlay for an all-white version with a slightly more voluminous tulle skirt.

— Daily Mail

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