Known for her unconventional designs and punk rock edge, Vivienne Westwood creates wedding gowns for the bride who craves something different. From dramatic silhouettes to classic corsetry to Chantilly lace capes, Westwood's bridal designs are at once romantic and avant-garde. For some brides-to-be who opt for a glimmering Westwood gown, it was the late designer’s unparalleled ability to flatter the female form that riveted their attention. Westwood understood women’s bodies, their contours and curves, channelling sensuality and sexiness not through fragility, but structure and power. For others, it was her signature subversive aesthetic that resonated when scheming out that special day rooted, so profoundly, in tradition.
Detail & Composition:
- Ivory crepe satin - Sculptural draping throughout - Corseted bodice - Off-the-shoulder, twisted sleeves - Sweetheart neckline - Bow detail at centre bust - Dropped waist design - High side-split - Long train - Gathering at the back - 73% acetate, 27% viscose