Thursday, March 6, 2014

The Best Wedding Gowns from Paris Haute Couture

Since most of the wedding dresses are made by hand with plenty of delicate ornaments and layers of lace and tulle, some of the best ones can be seen at couture shows in Paris. Traditionally, each show is being closed with a spectacular wedding gown and many designers still respect this rule. 

Take a look at some of the most beautiful wedding dresses from the Spring/Summer 2014 couture runways…

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Many designers are constantly pushing the boundaries and surprising us with their innovative designs. Karl Lagerfeld is definitely a good example of this. At the end of his Chanel show he walked down the catwalk with recent bride-to-be, Cara Delevingne who was dressed in a futuristic semi-transparent wedding gown made from hi-tech fabrics matched with bejewelled couture trainers and a feathery head piece. With relaxed silhouette and comfortable footwear, Lagerfeld’s bridal look is definitely ground-breaking.

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Alexis Mabille’s collection was abundant with bridal details such as butterfly head pieces and most of his floor-length white gowns would make ideal wedding dresses. This strapless one-shouldered gown featured pretty pink ribbon around the waist and delicate white lace detailing was definitely one of his best looks.

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Zuhair Murad closed his show with a breathtaking white gown decorated with hundreds of hand-stitched white flowers. With a voluminous full skirt, sweetheart neckline and a long veil this dress is perfect for a glamorous wedding.

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World famous for his timeless and elegant wedding dresses, Elie Saab created a wide range of bridal gowns for his latest collection. His colour palette borrowed from Dutch painter, Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, ranged from white and gold to sky blue and soft pink. However, the last piece from the show was a truly sensational gown in champagne colour covered in delicate floral appliqués.

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Inspired by the Rome opera, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccoli created a dreamy couture collection for Valentino which featured several gorgeous wedding dresses. The gowns were made out of the most luxurious fabrics such as Calais lace. Tailoring was simple but effective with short, elegant trains and flared sleeves.

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Donatella Versace drew her inspiration from Grace Jones for the Atelier Versace spring couture collection. Being fascinated with her sensuality and seductiveness, she created a very sexy and revealing gown. An asymmetric gown with one sleeve and featured a long slit at the front and delicate draping. She used sparkly fabrics with embellishments including shiny beads and rhinestones to create a super-glamorous look.

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