Dramatic back, sleek fabrication, intricate seaming, and lace with a touch of sentiment. Rachel's gown is inspired by the classic 1920s-1930s bias cut dress. A bias cut dress is draped to match the curves of a woman's body and echo its fluidity of motion. Gretchen modernized the age-old concept of a bias gown by playing with seam lines, necklines, and dropping the back all the way to the waistline.
This look includes two layers of light ivory silk charmeuse, hand-stitched vintage lace around the neckline, and French seams.
To carry out her flawless look, she completed it with a single layer-raw edge chapel veil, deep red lips and nails, and mix and matched delicate gold necklaces. Her simple and timeless look spoke volumes with the drape of the fabric and the details that told a story.
The greatest detail of this piece is the vintage lace trim adorning the neckline. During a fitting, Rachel brought her mother's wedding gown dating back to the early 1980s and asked if she could incorporate any part of it into her dress. After sifting through thousands of pearls, yards of diamond white polyester and puffy sleeves, this sweet and subtle lace was found and incorporated into the dress
Photography by the ever-talented, Johnny Tinahui.