We were fortunate enough to speak with Claire Pettibone. When we spoke, she was preparing for Spring Bridal Market in New York! We asked Claire what her favorite part of market was, and she said, "Seeing her vision come to life." She loves the whole process from creating the mood and theme for each collection, to sketching the designs, buying the fabrics, and then having them sewn. All of her gowns are made in her Los Angeles atelier. This allows for convenient customizations and a very individual experience for each bride.
Claire's inspiration comes from various outlets- a photograph, a flower, or a specific location, from where she creates a mood or story for her brides.
Her latest collection, Vagabond, was created with adventure in mind. Claire loves the freedom travel offers and the beauty and diversity one encounters. Marriage is a beautiful blending of cultures and traditions and she wanted her designs to reflect this. The Vagabond Collection has free-flowing fabrics, layering, and unexpected texture. Her favorite design in the collection the Gypsy Rose Gown (below).
"North, South, East, and West...wanderlust has taken hold, and whether we travel from place to place on holiday, as life demands, or in the virtual world, the idea of exploring will always hold a certain romance. We meld and blend our cultures and traditions to create something new and profoundly beautiful, based on love and a sense of adventure. Fabrics are layered and combined in unexpected ways for a truly unique gown for the bride. Bon Voyage!"
The Vagabond Couture Collection of wedding gowns range in price between $4,200 - $7,200
The Romantique Collection
"For the bride who prefers turquoise to diamonds, wildflowers to roses, or braids to formal up-dos, designer Claire Pettibone has created Romantique. The collection includes flowing silhouettes, feminine laces, and embroideries, and the designer's signature stunning backs, all handcrafted to order in our Los Angeles atelier. Graceful and ethereal, Romantique wedding dresses are perfect for a beautiful bohemian love story, dedicated to our unique, creative, and always original brides."
The Romantique Collection of wedding gowns range in price between $1,700 - $2,995
What can brides expect at a Claire Pettibone designer showcase?
At every designer showcase, brides will be able to see the entire collection. All gowns are made to order for each bride and can be customized for design, and when Claire is present, it's an extra special treat for brides to customize their gowns with the designer herself.