Claire Pettibone’s couture collection entitled ‘ADORNED‘ features 11 stunning intricate gowns — each reflecting Pettibone’s enchanting spirit through a marriage of effortless style and luxurious detailing.
Known for embodying an ethereal and romantic spirit in her designs, Claire Pettibone continues to capture hearts around the world. Claire’s couture bridal gowns are magically infused with her gentle use of color and graceful embroideries that can make any woman feel special and beautiful.
Her latest collection, ADORNED, debuted at the New York Bridal Market. About ADORNED, Claire says, “How do we adorn ourselves? With clothing, makeup, tattoos, jewelry…every culture, every individual, has different ways of expressing themselves through their personal choices. As I created this collection of wedding dresses, I played with concepts of adornment, incorporating elements of fine jewelry, ribbons, lace, and embroidery. How do our ideas and traditions relate to the modern bride? There is no single answer, just as there is no one ideal beauty. Truth lies in the cliché that beauty comes from within. The adornments we choose to wear simply bring our essence to light.”
With how intricately crafted and luxuriously made each of the newest styles that Claire Pettibone has recently put out, every bride who’s looking for a romantic and truly magical look will surely be able to find themselves in any of Claire’s stunning gowns on their wedding day.
AQUAMARINE is a strapless seed-pearl beaded gown with aqua, gold, and ivory embroidery and detachable long sleeves.
CRYSTAL is an iridescent sequined A-line gown with removable tulle sleeves.
SEVIGNE (pronounced sey-vee-nyey) is aptly named after a type of bow brooch that is popular in the 17th and 18th centuries which is named for a member of the French Court of Louis XIV, the Marquise de Sévigné. The gown has a strapless tiered French lace empire silhouette with crystal beaded waist and detachable sleeves.
ARABESQUE features a long sleeved French lace sheath with tulle over-sleeves and chiffon ribbon accents. The word Arabesque originally stands for an ornamental design consisting of intertwined flowing scroll work epitomized by curlicues and interlacing foliage.
FILIGREE features an antique gold and silver inlaid sequin and Guipure lace skirt with long French embroidered sleeves.
VERMEIL (pronounced Ver-may) is a gold and champagne floral embroidered ballgown with scalloped
Guipure lace trim. The word Vermeil was originally defined as something that is composed of a thick layer of gold over solid sterling silver.
MORGANITE features a blush and silver floral French embroidered strapless sheath with a slit silk underskirt and draped sleeves. Morganite is a word that is named after J.P. Morgan, one of the most important jewelry collectors of the early 1900s. Due to its soft pink hue, this gem is often associated with love and romance.
AMETHYST features an Amethyst French embroidery with plunge neckline and elaborate train.
AMULET features an Ecru French embroidery and chiffon with detachable cape streamers.
BRIOLETTE features a silver metallic and ivory lace with low back and draped Guipure lace dangles. Briolette is named after an oval or pear cut gemstone which is often made to hang as a bead and is a style popular during the Victorian era.
RIVIERE (pronounced riv-ee-air) is named after a choker-style necklace that is a continuous line of gemstones usually of graduated or equal size stones; a river of gems. The gown features long tulle pouf sleeves with silver cuffs and bodice with Guipure lace collar and sweeping silk skirt.
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