Claire Pettibone: Wedding Dresses for The Romantic and Whimsical
Profile of one of the hottest wedding dress designers
By Sara Doerrier
September 14, 2011
Celebrities and socialites are flocking to Claire Pettibone when it comes time to walk down that isle. Her heavenly gowns have their own uniqueness and originality that many brides are looking for on their special day. This is why Claire Pettibone has set the US bridal scene a buzz. With her wedding gowns, she finds the perfect balance between opulence and understatement. All of her dresses have a certain vintage quality to them, which she seamlessly blends with contemporary references; the result is truly modern with a whimsical romance.
Pettibone's sites Paris in the 20's, Victorian lingerie, and the "icon" woman throughout history as the source of inspiration for her couture gowns. Her silhouettes, in her own words, tend to be "more contemporary than traditional bridal gowns". She plays up the femininity of the dress to still achieve that high drama that a traditional wedding dress has. Pettibone works exclusively with European embroideries and antique lace, focusing on the subtle hints of champagne hues; creating a very flattering, dreamy look. Her gowns are also extremely intricate and the details are breathtaking; intricate beading, embroidery and her work with lace is something to behold.
From an early age Claire Pettibone was obsessed with wedding dresses. This is no surprise, given that her dresses are unlike anything else on the market at the moment. Brides glow, from head to toe when they wear these exquisite and beautiful wedding gowns.
"I consider it an honor to create what is the most important gown of a woman's life" - Claire Pettibone