3rd February, 2013 - Posted by Lia - No Comments
Claire Pettibone’s designs are popular with brides all over the world. She has an exquisite eye for design combined with her style and use of silk Charmeuse, which makes each bridal gown by Claire Pettibone a work of art.
“When I design a collection I strive to make a woman feel as special as the delicate creation she is wearing: take her to an enchanted time and place where women are princesses and magnificent beauty,” says Claire Pettibone on her official website.
Her philosophy asks to us to take a moment’s breath and indulge in the beauty around us. While growing up in the rural New York area, her childhood imagination was fuelled with stories of fairies and princesses, where even her earliest designs were some of the most elaborate gowns more suited to fantasies and fairy tales.
Claire Pettibone’s upbringing was rich in art and creativity, where she was exposed to museums and galleries, studying ballet for years, becoming utterly immersed in the romantic world of its stories, costumes, elegance and grace.
Later it would be European Vogue, which would continue to inspire her, and would push her to Otis Parson’s School of Design in Los Angeles.
Pettibone has always sought to create gowns of the upmost femininity, by using the finest fabrics and details, to fuse modern with vintage.
“I have a very romantic vision of how fashion can enhance our beauty and indulge our dreams. I invite you to share that dream,” says Pettibone.
Claire Pettibone’s collection is a fusion of the romantic with something avant-garde. Her cuts are soft and feminine, calling to mind Pre-Raphaelite paintings, with original details and designs. Her dresses are enough to capture the imagination of a bride looking for some creativity and passion in her gown.
Her designs might be fantastical and something out of a fairytale, but there are no cliché princesses here. Each and every dress carries an original cut, detailed with embroidery and lace to give them a special look. With gowns available in a variety of silhouettes from A-line and empire, to mermaid, sheath and strapless. The selection of fabrics available is also varied, with a choice of details such as beading, embroidery, lace and silk.
Nothing says romance like a wedding gown from the art that is Claire Pettibone, and it’s easy to see why she’s one of the top designer choices for brides the world over. Whether you’re looking for something original or romantic, she’s definitely the designer to turn to.