“Starlet” Johanna Johnson’s 2015 Bridal Collection Full of Old Hollywood Glamour
Good morning lovelies! I have something extra special for you from NYBFW to see in this new week. I know it is hard to imagine anything could top the gorgeous “Gothic Angel” collection from Claire Pettibone (which, by the way if you missed it, you really should take a peek at and you can do so here) but Johanna Johnson‘s “Starlet” literally had me oohing and aahing out loud! If you love old Hollywood glamour and art deco decadence have your pinning finger ready…..
Johanna Johnson is known for re-igniting the romance and craftsmanship of yesteryear with her collections and has long been the designer of choice for many a bride and celebrity looking for a modern gown with some old world glamour, grace and understated elegance. If you have been a follower of Chic Vintage Brides for any length of time then you will know just how much I adore the designers distinctly 1920s inspired signature style – you don’t have to go far on CVB before you find a post featuring one of her real brides, veils, accessories or decadent bridal gowns, or inspired by them; and you will find her equally glamorous past collections here, here, here and here. Her timelessly elegant and sophisticated gowns of liquid silk satin, with their bias cuts, splashes of embellishment and nod to sirens of the silver screen (I can just imagine Bette Davis sashaying across a Hollywood set in one) quite simply stole my heart from the moment I saw them, and the “Starlet” collection is no exception! Negligee-like gowns that are just the right side of sexy, beaded fringing for some Gatsby razzle-dazzle and flashes of red, gold and dusky blue that add a whole new dimension…… these are wedding dresses with all the glitz and glamour of the red carpet!
See what I mean? Aren’t you smitten?
Oh and if you want to try on a Johanna Johnson wedding dress, stockists can be found here. I still hope one day one of these beauties may be mine, in a petrol or emerald green – it will look fab-u-lous with my feather collar!