Ever the epitome of sophistication, Vera Wang’s latest bridal collection embraces the opulence and decadence of Louis XIV’s Versailles court. For Fall 2019, gossamer fine laces and textured pleats in light as air chiffon bring together the Sun King’s extravagant taste and love of all things theatrical. Hints of royal fashion can be found in details like Wang’s use of dramatic puffed sleeves and tiered collars and capes fit for a queen.
Continuing on with Wang’s rule-breaking spirit of adventure, warm shades of beige and ivory make up the bulk of this collection. Silk velvet ribbons add hits of colour to a mostly neutral palette, and are worn tied around the waist or adorning necklines in a flowing cascade of colour. Gold threaded lace embellishments add dimension to the outer layers of embroidery in gowns like the Jacqueline and the Anne, adding subtle shimmer and a modern way to inject colour into dresses.
Fragility, transparency and lightness are incorporated throughout the collection for a dreamy ethereal look that’s over the top yet elegant, much like Louis XIV himself.