Courtesy of Kenneth Pool
This strapless ball gown from Kenneth Pool features a pleated satin bust line, a full skirt and crystal beadwork. "For fall we took our cue from the grand dames of haute couture like Millicent Rogers and Wallace Simpson," says designer and creative director Austin Scarlett of the upcoming bridal collection. "These real-life style icons continue to inspire us with an ideal of highly sophisticated glamour."
It's no wonder that Austin looked to history's most elegant women for inspiration—since the Amsale Design Group introduced the Kenneth Pool Collection in 2003, the line has become known for its luxurious details and sophisticated designs. Austin Scarlett, who gained recognition for his glamourous aesthetic on the first season of Project Runway, began designing for Kenneth Pool in 2006. —Kathryn Papanek