Hello everyone! Another glorious Designer Tuesday is here, and this week, we are featuring Claire Pettibone. Her designs remind me of a very whimsical and dreamy type of gown. All of her dresses are very light and delicate. They also have a very historical and simple vibe to them. A lot of them remind me of timeless period gowns. Claire Pettibone also has a boutique that features lingerie and casual styles worn by stars.
A little about Claire the designer:
Born to artist parents, it was inevitable that Claire would enter a creative field. She spent her early childhood living in rural New York in a nineteenth century home where her parents created their art, and Claire began to draw and paint as well.
“A wedding gown has to be the most beautiful dress in a woman’s life, make her look and feel amazing, and capture her essence,” says Pettibone who manages to achieve this complicated and extraordinarily special task. Her gowns have a vintage quality, but the references are combined in a way that is truly modern. “When I create a dress, it’s all about the fabric and the woman, and how these elements are combined to enhance each other,” says Pettibone who works exclusively with couture European embroideries and laces. â€œSo many brides want an intimate and individual feeling for their wedding, and the dress really sets the tone,” says Pettibone who has created gowns for ceremonies in castles, forests, beaches and gardens in addition to the traditional church and hotel ballroom.
And who says a wedding gown has to be snow-white? Pettibone uses subtle tints of champagne and antique lace to illuminate the bride in a soft glow. Often inspired by vintage fabrics and fashion history, this designer has found a way to meld her love of things past with a new perspective that results in the perfect dress for the bride to enchant her guests as she walks down the aisle.
Information courtesy of Claire Pettibone
Check out some of her beautiful dresses.
Which is your favorite?