Buy: Gisele Wedding Gown
INCLUDED WITH PURCHASE
- 2 Veils :
- Vera Wang Gisele Short Cathedral Veil
- Vera Wang Gisele Long Cathedral Veil
- Vera Wang Garment Bag
Story of the Dress from Vera Wang from VeraWang.com :
"To me, Gisele is a perfect illustration of an aesthetic philosophy that IÌ_ve spent so much of my time cultivating. When you see this gown, you see a lot of effortless softness: in the skirt, in the corset. Now in the corset what you donÌ_t see is the network of boning that supports the bride, shows off her figure, and gives that almost sensual, accentuated definition to her body. Gisele really holds you in, but to keep with the skirt I wanted softness and lightness for the bodice. Even with beading, it looks like just the thinnest, most delicate layer, right against her skin, and thatÌ_s so beautiful to me: when something so engineered appears so light and effortless.
You can see this principle again in the skirt, where itÌ_s really taken to the level of a work of art. The skirt is Chantilly beneath, then layered with a large-weave esprit lace, and then each lace edge is framed in horsehair to give it that wonderful, well-defined lift. ThereÌ_s so much volume in this skirt itÌ_s almost a symphony of different musical instruments. ItÌ_s done with very little actual difference in color_there are patterns in the lace, but most of what you see is the natural light and shadow playing and peeking around as the skirt moves, with that magnificent, dramatic flounce. The use of esprit lace is very modern in this context, and especially as itÌ_s done here, forming these drapes that suggest veils and cages, in an extremely artful arrangement, almost an architecture that nevertheless remains light as a feather.
This skirt is so designed, and requires such an elaborate process, with all the layers, tucking, and bustling, that it actually takes tremendous work to make it look as frothy and airy as it does.
ItÌ_s quite a feat of engineering, but again, when you see this dress, I donÌ_t want you to come away impressed with the technical detail. I want you to be taken in by the effortlessness, the lightness, the sheer vivaciousness. ThatÌ_s what the bride wants to feel at her ceremony, and thatÌ_s what all the rest of us want to see: the kind of beauty that uses these processes and techniques, not for their own sake but in order to take us to a whole new place."
- Picture taken from verawang.com and oncewed.com