From The Runway

You’ll Turn Heads

The bride’s back received equal attention, if not more, than her front. An empress pouf made a grand exit at Vera Wang, while Claire Pettibone’s tulle sheet made a veil superfluous.

From The Runway

You’ll Fan Out

Crumb-catcher necklines modernized a simple silhouette. Angel Sanchez layered his straps for a sporty-meets-evening look; Giambattista Valli made his scalloped trim look like a confectioner’s cake detail; and Amsale fastened her cream-colored fan with a jeweled belt.

From The Runway

You Won’t Mind Wrinkles

A hint of tuxedo-shirt folds offset the lace at Atelier Aimée. Delicate accordion pleats needed little embellishment at Vera Wang and Oscar de la Renta; and at Angel Sanchez, they resembled chiffon origami.

From The Runway

You’ll Tie it in a Bow

If some of them weren’t so exaggerated, they might be too sweet. J.Crew’s was loose and natural; Oscar de la Renta’s recalled pigtail ribbons. Best were the magnified, abstract bows at Vera Wang—half Japanese obi, half Marie Antoinette sash.

Vera Wang
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Claire Pettibone
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Vera Wang
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Angel Sanchez
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Giambattista Valli
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Monique Lhuillier
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Platinum for Priscilla of Boston
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Amsale
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Oscar de la Renta
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Atelier Aimée
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Vera Wang
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Oscar de la Renta
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Angel Sanchez
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J.Crew
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Platinum for Priscilla of Boston
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Vera Wang
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Oscar de la Renta
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Vera Wang
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