From Sketch to Dress: Spring 2012

See how some of our favorite designers turned their ideas into bridal realities

Alfred Angelo

This Alfred Angelo gown defines the rest of the collection, which pays tribute to legendary supper clubs and iconic Big Band singers: Peggy Lee, Doris Day, Rosemary Clooney, and Dinah Shore. "It's a fresh take on showing off the female form and highlighting brides' assets through draping [and] mixing fabrics, as well as featuring a contemporary and romantic new billowing skirt shape," says the designer. "It's an unexpected remix of tradition. It's feminine, yet sultry, contemporary, yet classic, but always memorable and breathtaking."

See more dresses from the Spring 2012 Alfred Angelo runway.

Illustration: courtesy of the designer/Photo: George Chinsee