Claire Pettibone has always been a personal favorite – so distinct in her vintage 1920’s – 1940’s inspired aesthetic. Femininity shines through, but for the artsy, creative bride…or the bride who appreciates a bit of old fashioned flounce…or the bride who wants something romantic and bohemian.
This season, the designer took inspiration from Art Nouveau Czech artist Alphonse Mucha. The second panel below, The Four Seasons, is what Pettibone based her collection on, dividing the looks into the four corresponding categories.
The resulting looks were slinky fit-and-flares or gorgeous relaxed mermaids with intricate lace, floral appliqués, and colorful embroidery running every season of the year.
In flowing, fluid mermaid and fit-and-flare silhouettes — with nary a princess skirt in sight — Pettibone embellished her slinky gowns with colorful embroidery, floral appliqués and a little bling here and here. Sheer overlays, fitted bodices, and cut plunge necklines made for more sex appeal in this usually demure line.
Personal favorites were the Fall multicolor sequin mermaid skirt with gold Guipere lace waist and sheer top with flounce sleeves, the intricate embroidered column gown as well as the halter neck drop waist dress with a cutout back both from the Summer collection, and the embroidered inset empire waist goddess gown of the Winter collection.