Galia Lahav's haute couture collection, Ivory Tower, was inspired by Gothic architecture and a medieval wardrobe, and indeed, an emphasis on ornate design and dramatic curves can be found in each elegant gown. While most of the collection consists of fitted dresses, removable cathedral trains ensure each design will complement awe-inspiring Gothic venues. Open backs bare a daring amount of skin and bring a modern flair to a collection that draws its spirit from the past.
The gowns' sexier elements, like deep necklines, barely-there straps, and sheer panels are balanced by timeless lace and layers of tulle. The slim-fit "Elizabeth" is covered in intricate lace and features sparkling silver embroidered straps, and the lacy "Delphine" is adorned with straps that fall down the back, reminiscent of a Gothic archway. For brides who prefer the smoother texture of silk or satin, there's the sensual "Juliana" with its geometric neckline and back, and "Diana," an off-the-shoulder mermaid silhouette with a tulle skirt. Journey back to medieval times with Galia Lahav's "Ivory Tower" collection in the slideshow above!
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