What happens when a designer who’s been called “the new king of old-school glamour” (Elle) — and dressed celebs from Lupita Nyong’o and Kate Hudson to Rhianna and Taylor Swift — partners with the world’s largest luxury bridal retailer?
(Photos by Dan Lecca.)
Well, it probably looks a lot like Christian Siriano‘s new collection for Kleinfeld.
The new exclusive collection at Kleinfeld is inspired by “the romanticism of impressionist paintings of Monet and Degas,” as well as vintage French art nouveau tapestries and interiors from the South of France.
Siriano is already well known for eveningwear, but has been designing custom bridal gowns for private clientele, celebrities, and friends. Now his works for the bride will be available in ready-to-wear.
Siriano has been designing custom bridal gowns for private clientele, celebrities, and friends for years.
“Creating a bridal collection was a pretty natural extension for me. I’ve been designing wedding gowns for friends and private clients for years. My sister was a ballet dancer growing up and the movement and fluidity of dance always captivated me. I wanted the collection to feel light, ethereal, and romantic, but powerful and sexy,” said Siriano.
The 27-piece collection will be a mix of clean modern silhouettes, embroidered pieces with intricate beading, feather and lace-work, and fantasy ball gowns that Christian Siriano is known for. The collection will open at $3,500 and will be available in a full range of sizes including plus sizes.
The collection will open at $3,500 and will be available in a full range of sizes including plus./blockquote>
“It’s exciting to see a fashion designer create a bridal collection that truly reflects his bride — classic yet playful,” said Kleinfeld co-owner Mara Urshel.
We had a chance to see some of the design at their recent presentation during NYFW: Bridal.
Christian Siriano Bridal at Kleinfeld
Although the collection hits every classical note with the skill of a master pianist — and even includes tailored suits with cascading ruffles — we confess it was some of the more unusual looks that caught our eye.
Standouts for us were the feather appliqué column and ball gowns, feather illusion gown, and ombré ball gown, transitioning from cream to raspberry.
We especially loved the ombré ball gown, transitioning from cream to raspberry.
But when it came to the classics, even looks like the cascading strapless overlay gown (picture 24) were something to swoon about.
The full collection is in-store beginning today, April 19th.