Alfred Angelo's Michael Shettel looked to "Art Deco-style beading, the glittering sophistication of old black and white films, and the delicate movement of fabric gliding across the dance floor" to create this Spring 2013 floral lace, fit-and-flare gown. "I wanted to blend all of these ideas, feelings, and movements into one collection," the designer says. This gown in particular channels the easy elegance of the Alfred Angelo bride with its softly gathered skirt and chapel train—sophisticated elements that are punched up by the design's jewel-encrusted illusion neckline.
Stay tuned for full Fashion Week coverage starting April 11, and see how last season's sketches translated into real-life runway creations.
—Phillip B. Crook