Dear readers, I got engaged over the weekend.
In the spirit of the engagements and weddings, I was planning to post my thoughts on the tradition of the diamond engagement ring, but then I saw the pictures that came out from Givenchy’s Fall 2011 Haute Couture show today. The ring post will have to wait. Today will be about dresses, or more specifically, dresses that were not intended to be, but can be, dammit, should be, worn down the aisle!
I appreciate that weddings (and ideally, the marriage itself) are amongst life’s most significant events and, accordingly, a lot of time and money is often invested into them. Yet, I always have wondered why someone would spend $5,000 to $10,000+ on a Pnina Tornai wedding dress at Kleinfeld, when they could invest in an haute couture gown such as the ones in this collection. (Cavaet: I do not know how much these dresses cost (yet), but you get my point). The collection was comprised of 10 full-length, whitish dresses, all of which were exquisitely crafted, works of art – and all of which I would wear down the aisle in a heartbeat. Step aside Pnina ballgown.
By the way, it appears that Riccardo Tisci may also have been inspired by Wallace Simpson’s wedding dress – just as I was.
All images from style.com.