Claire Pettibone on her Spring 2014 collection:
"In the second half of the 17th century, the art of the floral still life reached the height of fashion. Dramatic arrangements of flora and fauna, insects and fruits, set against dramatic dark backgrounds exude a mysterious romanticism. The brilliance of nature's beauty is highlighted to dramatic effect, just as the bride becomes the center of our attention. Painterly butterflies and floral details grade delicate silks and laces gilded in gold, glowing as if lit from within. Oh, the unexplainable mystery of love!
Be still my heart...still in love...still life."
"Raven" A-line wedding dress in black tulle embroidered with pink and red roses over silver sequins and pearl silk with long train, Claire Pettibone
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