Gilded Age bridals by designer Claire Pettibone.
If you are planning a vintage wedding and looking for your dress or ideas, please take a look at The Gilded Age collection. London designer Claire Pettibone showed the collection during Fashion Week New York.
Designer notes from Claire Pettibone.
The Gilded Age was from about 1870 to 1900, a time of expansion and wealth centered in New York. The city was becoming the epicenter of society and culture in the United States. So many amazing estates were built, parties thrown, and opulence ruled the day.
Pettibone found inspiration in this era of extravagance. Her collection uses elements of metallic embroidery, delicate beading, and embellishment. She feels that her dresses would be right at home with society’s finest, and yet, she remained true to her romantic sensibility.
She was creating her first fine jewelry collection with Trumpet and Horn while designing the Fall / Winter collection. So the idea of rose gold, aquamarine, and pearls found their way into the gowns as well.
Some of her favorite pieces include the metallic thread embroideries. An alternative to white or ivory, these textiles shimmer and impart a beautiful glow to the bride.
The hair and make-up inspiration was a nod to the Gibson Girl who became so popular during this era. But, whenever she referred to history, she always offers it in a modern way. This way it does not come off as a costume, but as inspiration for a bride.
The creative teams for the collection’s campaign and runway brought the look to life. The make-up by Vivianna Martin for Kevyn Aucoin, and hair by Oscar Blandi created voluminous up-dos, rosy cheeks, and gold accented eyes that gave the models a timeless beauty.
Emmy London shoes were a perfect match with colors on the runway.
Claire Pettibone’s new jewelry line for Trumpet & Horn accessorized the gowns. She created her pieces with touches of Edwardian and Victorian inspiration.
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