Couture Wedding Gowns
The couture wedding gown - a fashion show's grand finale - marks the pinnacle of a designer's creativity for the season. Consequently, these dresses offer particular insight into the designer's creative process. Couture Wedding Gowns presents a collection of extraordinary dresses designed by some of the most respected designers from the 20th century to today. Profiling designers from Alexander McQueen to Zuhair Murad, Marie Bariller reveals what the wedding gown represents for each of them. With exclusive interviews, in-depth analysis, and detailed descriptions of the signature dresses accompanied by lavish photography and hand-drawn illustrations, the book lifts the veil on some of the most beautiful gowns ever made while offering insight into the artistic vision of their creators.
A model for more than ten years and then head of the ready-to-wear collection for Blanc Bleu, Marie Bariller is a couture fashion expert who is currently the artistic director for Tag & Wall, a publishing house specialising in books on street art. She is the author of Houses of Saint-Tropez and Dressing the Home: The Private Spaces of Top Fashion Designers.