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Atelier Couture Gowns on Tour

Atelier Couture Gowns on Tour

In every collection, there are a few dresses that utterly convey the inspiration behind my theme for the season. From the just released Four Seasons, to the Gothic Angel and Gilded Age collections, these dresses make a truly original statement, and are sure to inspire some unforgettable weddings. We’ve designated these very special works of art, ranging in price between $5,000 - $10,000, as Atelier Couture Gowns. Only a precious few will be made for our exclusive Claire Pettibone brides. For each dress purchased, the bride will receive a signed sketch of her gown, along with an heirloom box to store her bridal keepsakes.

The assortment of Atelier dresses will be showcased at select salons, on a tour to just 9 cities. These special events will be your only chance to see and try on these gowns, so be sure to visit us here at our flagship salon in Los Angeles at The Castle, or visit some of our top salons during these exclusive dates in 2017.

These gowns are for the bride who wants to make an unforgettable statement to express her very personal sense of style. As with all of our Couture Collection, customizations may be accommodated. Available for a limited time, through just a handful of select Claire Pettibone stockists, only a precious few will be hand-crafted for our Atelier brides.

I hope you will join us at a salon in your area to see the unique artistry and detail up close and in person.

LOS ANGELES
Claire Pettibone Flagship Salon at the Castle
Available by Appointment

PHILADELPHIA
Nicole Bridal & Formal Shoppe
January 19-28


LONDON
Blackburn Bridal Couture
February 3-11

DENVER
Little White Dress
February 17-25

NEW YORK CITY
Claire Pettibone Pop Up
February 24-26

CHICAGO
Bella Bleu Bridal
March 3-11

SAN FRANCISCO
Marina Morrison
March 16-25

AUSTIN
Unbridaled
March 31-April 8th

HOUSTON
Unbridaled
April 13-15

Photographer Spring: Kayla Barker / Photographer Fall: Dan O’Day / Photographer Winter: Sarah Kate / Photographer of Primavera: J. Lee / Event Design: Type A Society / Floral Styling: The Southern Table  / Hair: Ted Gibson / Makeup:  Kevyn Aucoin

Introducing The Four Seasons Couture Collection

Introducing The Four Seasons Couture Collection

The 2017 dresses are beginning to make their way into the world, traveling on trunk shows, and over the next weeks, I’ll share some of my inspiration for these gowns inspired by the beauty of the seasons, which led me to the illustrations by Alphonse Mucha of the Art Nouveau period. I created dresses inspired by each of nature’s four seasons with lots of floral motifs, touches of color, and as always, dramatic backs and feminine details.

As part of my Four Seasons collection, fall made me think of rich textures and warm glimmers of precious metals woven into embroideries and laces. There is a mystery about Autumn, and a rich beauty in the changing of the seasons.

It always starts with the fabric for me, and this dress named Amber has to be seen up close to truly appreciate the rose gold and iridescent threads that have been re-embroidered onto the ecru lace. I love the contrast between the organic subtlety of vintage lace, and the luxurious, shimmer of the metallic. As if Autumn fairies found this human treasure, and then asked their spider friends to spin some magic! My 9 year old daughter just left a lock of her hair in hopes that her personal fairy would visit her on the eve of the full moon with a gift, so yes, fairies are alive and well in our house!

At the same time I was designing the dresses, my jewelry partners Trumpet & Horn, asked me to create a Couture Collection of rings. Taking inspiration from the brilliant stones they gave me to choose from, I selected a rich assortment of precious and very rare gems. The engagement ring is such a romantic expression of love, and I think it is so thoughtful and special when this ring is unique, and maybe a bit unexpected. Perhaps a particular color holds a special meaning, or a setting just speaks to her style. These engagement rings fit right into the fall vibe, but of course are stunning all year-round!

Shop the Claire Pettibone ring collection for Trumpet & Horn here.

Creating looks to epitomize the season they represent, while maintaining the versatility to be worn by brides for any time of year, was a fascinating challenge. I love that each season has a very defined mood, although I believe a dress from spring could certainly be worn for a fall wedding, and a winter gown could be perfect for a summer soiree. I think of this collection as an inspirational starting point, and leave it to the creativity and individual personalities of my brides to make these dresses their own.

View the new collection and meet the Designer at the trunk show at the Flagship Salon at the Castle! The Four Seasons Couture Collection will debut on December 2-3. The Atelier Couture Gowns will be previewed the following weekend, on December 9-10.

Trunk shows are by appointment only and space is limited. To reserve a time, please click here. See you soon!

Claire Pettibone Flagship Couture Preview | December 2-3
Claire Pettibone Flagship Atelier Preview | December 9-10

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Shop the Claire Pettibone ring collection for Trumpet & Horn here.

Photographer Spring: Kayla Barker / Photographer Summer: Judy Pak / Photographer Fall: Dan O’Day / Photographer Winter: Sarah Kate / Photographer Jewelry: Sawyer Baird / Event Design: Type A Society / Floral Styling: The Southern Table  / Hair: Ted Gibson / Makeup:  Kevyn Aucoin

 

Couture Bridal Trunk Show in Oxford, England | Oct. 14 & 15

Couture Bridal Trunk Show in Oxford, England | Oct. 14 & 15

Situated in Oxford, England, a captivating city renowned for its highly prestigious college, is Ellie Sanderson, a bridal boutique that’s revered for its countless awards.

With a bridal expert at the helm, it’s no wonder that the accolades just keep coming. Owner Ellie Sanderson is often featured in regional wedding magazines. She is a frequent guest speaker at high-profile wedding industry events, and has also appeared on SKY TV where she’s discussed wedding trends. 

This puts Oxford brides seeking a sensational wedding dress in good hands.

So if you’re looking for a bridal trunk show in Oxford, England, you won’t want to miss the one being held at Ellie Sanderson on October 14 and 15.

The trunk show will feature the Couture Collection, which will include Gilded Age gowns, encompassing the imagination and artistry of a bygone era, and popular continuing gowns in the collection.

From the grandeur of the Elizabeth gown with a beaded Chantilly mermaid silhouette to the glitz of the Eliza gown with an aquamarine and platinum flowing lace skirt, you’ll find a profusion of intoxicating wedding dresses made with the world’s finest laces, embroideries, and silks. 

Enamored with the Gilded Age gowns, Ellie said, “We love the use of tiny seed pearls and soft blush shades with romantic backs and delicate trains.”

Prices in the Couture collection range from $3,000 to $8,000.

As if a slew of gorgeous gowns to choose from weren’t enough, while being styled by Andrea, the top stylist at Ellie Sanderson, you’ll enjoy champagne and fresh fruit – the ideal way to shop for a wedding dress.


In addition, you’ll receive a 10% discount on your dream dress during the trunk show!

While attending the trunk show, please make sure to have someone from your entourage take a photo of you trying on one of our wedding dresses. Then post it on Instagram using the #clairepettibone hashtag. Can’t wait to check you out!

Trunk shows are by appointment only and space is limited. To reserve a time, please click here
Phone: +44 1865 558444

Address: 26 Little Clarendon St, Oxford OX1 2HU, United Kingdom

Salon images: Ellie Sanderson  //  Couture Campaign Images: Emily Soto