The dress that started it all. The Kristene couture wedding dress was the first gown ever designed by Claire. We have customized this gown with long sleeves, various back details and necklines from modest to plunging, and we'd love to create your special version of this timeless wedding dress.
This Victorian meets 1920's wedding gown is so flattering on so many figures, it's no wonder that it has stood the test of time. The sweetheart neckline, capped sleeves, rich Guipure lace dangles dance along tiers of lace as heart-shaped embellishments adorn the sheer illusion back into the heart shaped train are the details that will make you swoon.
Kristene is available in as shown Ivory with Pearl silk under-layer and other silk options.
Claire Pettibone is a visionary designer whose collection embodies effortless style, luxurious detailing, and an enchanted spirit. With her deeply feminine sensibility and unique artistry, she creates ethereal, bohemian, and vintage-inspired wedding gowns that make women feel like goddesses.
From launching luxury lingerie to becoming a household name, Claire's designs have captivated brides globally, and her small atelier continues to evolve with a range of accessories and exquisitely hand-made wedding dresses, all crafted as works of art in her historic Los Angeles flagship salon.
Make wishlist prior to your appointment. Our bridal consultants will pull the gowns you want to try. We'll recommend veils, accessories, and answer any questions! We appreciate you visiting the salon at least 6-9 months ahead of your wedding date.
Many brides purchase at their first appointment, but you are also welcome to come back for another try on. When you're ready to purchase, we'll take your measurements as well as a 50% deposit.
PREPARING YOUR GOWN
After we take a deposit, we begin preparing your custom gown! We'll start on the embroidery and order your custom lace from the finest European mills.
3 MONTHS BEFORE YOUR WEDDING
3 months before your wedding date you'll come back to the salon to try on your gown for the first time! This will be your first alterations appointment.
6-8 WEEKS BEFORE YOUR WEDDING
Come back for your second alterations appointment and have your gown perfectly fine tuned before your big day!
Please allow up to 12 weeks for delivery. If you need your order sooner please contact us before placing your order to see if a rush can be accommodated.
Do you ship Internationally?
Yes, we ship almost anywhere in the world. Please click here for details.
How do I know what size to order?
Bridal sizing runs a bit differently from ready-to-wear, and depending on your body type and the silhouette of the dress, we may recommend a different size. Please contact us with your bust, waist and hip measurements, along with your height, so that we can advise you on the best size to order.
Is gift wrapping available?
All items are beautifully wrapped in an Heirloom gift box. There is no additional charge for this collectible packaging. Please click here for further details.
Do you accept returns?
Yes we do, however, we do not accept returns on made to order items. For more details please visit our RETURN & EXCHANGE POLICY page.
How should I clean/care for my Heirlooms?
We highly recommend that you choose a qualified dry cleaner to professionally hand wet clean, or expertly dry clean all Heirlooms. The delicate laces, embroideries, trims and embellishments need expert care to avoid damage. Veils and delicate tulle should never be ironed, but a steamer may be used to release wrinkles. J. Scheer & Company ships nationwide, and is our preferred US preservationist for warranted care.
Why is an item no longer available?
Many of the items are limited edition, and only a special few will be produced. Once the material is gone, an item may be discontinued. Orders are processed in the order they are received.