Gothic Angel – Claire Pettibone’s Captivating Bridal Collection for Fall 2015
Claire Pettibone has long been a favourite of mine! Her collections, with her distinctive signature style, are always so full of the most feminine and ethereally elegant wedding dresses that it is quite simply impossible not to be charmed and captivated by them. Designed with a hint of the Art Nouveau era, and not lacking in beauty or old world romance, her wedding dresses are quite simply perfect for the vintage loving bride…..
No-one designs a wedding dress with vintage glamour or grace quite like Claire Pettibone and “Gothic Angel” her Fall 2015 Collection, inspired by iconic cathedrals such as Notre Dame, Westminster Abbey and St. Patrick’s, is full of everything we have come to expect from the inimitable designer: ornate lace details, intricate floral embroidery, delicate splashes of colour, diaphanous layers, graceful necklines, elegant long sleeves (as well as some billowing bohemian sleeves), beautiful portrait backs plus a few surprises! For whilst undoubtedly her designs are instantly recognisable, she is also a designer who always manages to create collection after collection each somehow even more gorgeous than the last. And Gothic Angel is Claire Pettibone at her absolute romantic best……
“The iconic angel comes to life, not on the feathered wings of an imagined future, but here and now, as a powerful and beautiful woman welcoming use to Heaven on Earth.” – Claire Pettibone
Photos by John Aquino via WWD
Oh Claire Pettibone you’ve done it again! These gowns take my breath away – and as always the backs are just as gorgeous (if not more so) as the front.
If you want a little reminder of the beauty of past CP collections, or perhaps see them yourself for the first time, you can do so here: Romantique, Decoupage, Still Life and Beau Monde; I promise you won’t be disappointed! You can also stay up to date with all the latest Claire Pettibone news, trunk shows and collections by following the lovely lady herself on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr.
Oh and if you want to try on a Claire Pettibone wedding dress, stockists can be found here. I don’t mind admitting to being more than a little envious of any bride who might get to wear one of these beauties….. I really do need to work on Mr E and that vow renewal!