Wedding Belles: Bridal Market Week


Remember the fabulous Muriel in Muriel’s Wedding? A pre-svelte Toni Colette portrayed dreamer Muriel who longed to get married and wiled away the days pretending she was, trying on wedding dresses and keeping a photo album of her choices. Well, Bridal Market Week is upon us and now it’s our turn to dream! The Spring 09 snapshots have me all aflutter…

Vera Wang’s mother nature inspired dresses are heavenly. Her models were beautifully imagined as Greek Goddess fairies with halos of ivy perched upon tousled hair, dressed in earth tones of grey, green, yellow, brown and, you guessed it, white. Wang’s dresses are free of fussy embellishment and instead achieve ethereal status thanks to the occasional rose or bow. Blissful.
Douglas Hannant showed clean white lines with a definite deco edge. No short hemlines here, columns of pure snow ensure a breathtaking entrance and look simply stunning against dark skin.
Monique Lhuillier’s dresses are darling but not daring; if it’s a traditional ball gown you’re after then look no further. Lhullier’s models were veiled and virginal in white tulle, lace, chiffon, satin, diamonds and even feathers.
Reem Acra threw a spanner in the works with his Louise Brooks lookalike models in thigh-high mini dresses, 30s embroidered floor-length gowns, and ball-dresses to boot. Sexy.

Images: New York Magazine

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