A Claire Pettibone dress has always had a flair for drama, romance, and femininity – and her “Still Life” Fall 2014 collection is no different. Still in her signature fluid, feminine silhouettes with intricate, delicate floral and butterfly embroideries and appliques, each dress in the Claire Pettibone Fall 2014 collection exudes romance and sensuality. I say that each dress is truly enchanting and magical. My favorite one in this collection is the Raven Wedding Dress – a romantic number in black tulle, embroidered with pink and red roses over silver sequins and pearl silk with long train.
Inspired by Dutch still-life artist Rachel Ruysch, here’s what the superbly talented Claire Pettibone has to say about the collection: “In the second half of the 17th century, the art of the floral still-life reached the height of fashion. Dramatic arrangements of flora and fauna, insects and fruits, set against dramatic dark backgrounds exude a mysterious romanticism. The inspiration for this collection quickly led to Dutch masterpiece “Still Life of flowers on a Marble Table”, by Rachel Ruysch, 1716. The brilliance of nature’s beauty is highlighted to dramatic effect, just as the bride becomes the center of our attention. Graceful details adorn delicate silks and laces gilded in gold, glowing as if lit from within. The rich floral embroideries give the effect of a painting come to life, while a few artful butterflies flutter in. Oh, the unexplainable mystery of love! Be still my heart…still in love…still life.”
Be ready to be mesmerized with so much beauty! Here’s the rest of the Claire Pettibone Bridal Fall 2014 collection!