Few bridal shows leave me totally captivated, but the Claire Pettibone Fall 2014 Bridal Collection is a stunning and inspired collection that was born from the love of art. For those of you who appreciate the arts, the theme of the collection is “Still Life”. The collection reminded me of a Claude Monet work of art come to life, on the runway at New York International Bridal Week. The inspiring artist for the collection is Rachel Ruysch, with her piece “Still Life of Flowers on a Marble Table”. Claire Pettibone states, “The brilliance of nature’s beauty is highlighted to dramatic effect, just as the bride becomes the center of our attention. Graceful details adorn delicate silks and laces gilded in gold, glowing as if lit from within. The rich floral embroideries give the effect of a painting come to life, while a few artful butterflies flutter in”.
The show was a floral affair with a dramatic backdrop, and an array of gorgeous petals on the runway floor. The gorgeous palette was unparalleled by anything else designers had to offer at New York International Bridal Week. The delicate, vintage inspired collection triumphed with exquisite floral embroideries, precious butterfly motifs, and elegant silks and gold lace. The rich colors of the runway melded perfectly with the extraordinary gowns – who would have ever thought of wearing black to your own wedding as fascinating. The black sheer incorporated into the vintage sheath dress is an amazing sight with the bright-embroidered floral design. The unique and charming gowns are as fresh and lovely as a spring day. The gold lace embroidery makes the collection one-of-a-kind. Oh, the beautiful display of the Claire Pettibone Fall 2014 Bridal Collection- it is truly a work of art!