Ooohh…couture! I was perusing the Versace fashion website after seeing this post on Fashionologie.com about the Atelier Versace couture collection, and I found all kinds of great wedding fashion inspiration. Donatella Versace’s sexy design sketches and the gorgeous gowns created from them are simply amazing. Seeing the creative process and imagination behind her artistry is such a treat. The fabric embellishments and rich colors in these dresses could easily inspire wonderful ideas for your bridal or wedding party style. I love the oversized fabric pleats and flowers, the one shoulder neckline, the silky charmeuse fabric in periwinkle, lavender and chartreuse and the layering of black, grey and navy together in one dress.
Versace’s recent fall 08 ready-to-wear runway show paired lots of brightly colored shoes with contrasting colored dresses, which I think is a fun and modern look for bridesmaids or for your engagement party, rehearsal dinner or bridal shower ensemble.
Here are a few colorful real life possibilities for your wedding from Bluefly.com…
Nicole Miller light blue ruched strapless dress
Charles Nolan bronze satin ‘Casey’ platform pumps
Jimmy Choo yellow satin ‘Legacy’ pumps
Stella McCartney sage velvet bow peep-toe pumps
A.B.S. black satin gored strapless dress
Dolce & Gabbana red satin peep toe sandals
Christian Louboutin nude satin ‘Caberet’ rhinestone t-strap pumps
Rene Caovilla bordeaux satin and crystal peep toe slingbacks
Amsale wisteria sateen strapless cocktail dress
Jimmy Choo sapphire crepe de chine ‘Damon’ slingbacks
Taryn by Taryn Rose indigo patent ‘Gallery’ wedge slides
Theory marine ‘Betty.Mirror Leather’ pumps
Gorgeous! I love the silver and the pleats. Perfect for a winter wedding. Michelle
The design sketchs vs. the actual gowns? Uh-may-zing! Seriously, those pleats on the first dress? I’m drooling! She looks like the french maid feather duster from Beauty and the Beast in the most complimentary way possible!