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J’adore Dior

Dior-inspired 1950s style wedding dress in silk dupion

Dior-inspired 1950s style wedding dress in silk dupion

Christian Dior is one of my key design influences and I have always admired the cut and detail of his work, and that of his successors at the House of Dior. ┬áThe work of so many skilled individuals goes into each couture piece, as this brilliant film shows. ┬áDon’t look away… you might miss something…

The pirate bride

Rebecca really fancied the pirate look for her special day. Inspired by 18th century costume design in creating the overall look, I gave it a fantastical and contemporary twist in its styling.

Here is Rebecca at her final try-on. She wears a cutaway skirt over breeches, so she can show a saucy bit of ankle. We added red rosettes to her shoes to help bring the whole outfit together. Again, the chains are her own, we just attached them to the jacket. Luckily she loved the dress so much and happily played around for the camera!

I designed and made a dress for Rebecca’s bridesmaid that matched the pirate theme.