The fall/winter 2016 collection by Claire Pettibone – named The Gilded Age – was inspired by the era of extravagance between 1870 to 1900 in New York, as the city was becoming the epicenter of society and culture in America. Using elements of metallic embroidery and delicate beading, the bridal designer was able to stay true to her romantic aesthetic, while also paying homage to the opulent estates and flashy parties of the iconic time.
By encompassing the imagination of a bygone era, opulence and decadence are evident in Claire Pettibone's latest collection. The scalloped neckline and gold lace of the "Asscher" gown offers a glamorous alternative to the short-sleeved "Cora" dress. And for brides looking for a romantic and modest style, "Pearle" offers lace long sleeves accented with pearls, while "Whitney" lends an air of mystery by way of a lace-edged cape.
Photos by Emily Soto; Gowns by Claire Pettibone; Hair by Oscar Blandi; Makeup by Viviana Martin for Kevyn Aucoin; Hair & Makeup by Alyssa Lorraine; Styling by Type A Society; Jewelry by Claire Pettibone for Trumpet & Horn; Shoes by Emmy London