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One Dress, Four Ways

A quartet of stylists gussy up a budget gown, with a little help from two hair and makeup pros.

The Gown: Silk Stripes dress, $395, at Ann Taylor, locations throughout the city; visit

LOOK #1: Retro Vamp

“Classic New York Glamour” was the M.O. for Gabriella Risatti, owner of Gabriella New York Bridal Salon. She envisions her bride tying the knot at a swanky locale like Gramercy Terrace and wanted to capture that vibe with sleek black accessories. Rodrigo Padilla, hairstylist for Sally Hershberger Downtown (212-206-8700;, pulled the model’s S-shaped waves into a side ponytail and fastened it with a feathered headpiece—a style he says was popular among Parisian operagoers in the thirties. Makeup artist Landy Dean (212-358-7780; then used Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink to fashion Hepburn-esque wings, explaining, “The noir eyeliner is like an additional black accessory.”


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