Bridal Fashion Week: Alisa Benay's Vintage Inspired Gowns
This weekend I briefly visited the Bridal Fashion Week event to check out what’s new for Spring 2010, and had the pleasure of meeting Alisa Benay. Her gowns have an amazing fit and unbelievable attention to detail, from the embellishments chosen to each style to the finish of the gowns.
In addition to their beautiful, vintage inspired designs, Alisa Benay Bridal Couture gowns also stand out for their fit. While many bridal and clothing companies still use fit charts that were established based on measurements taken in the 1930′s with a tape measure, Benay’s fit charts were established from digital image body scans taken of 20,000 American women in 2005. Because her fit is based on the current average American woman, brides will most often fit in an Alisa Benay gown true to size without much need for alteration, saving the bride money and time.
I think this dress might be my newest wedding gown obsession – it’s made of English lace and it’s oh so soft:
The 100 Brides for $100,000 program is going to dedicate $1000 of every Mirabelle wedding dress purchase to Breast Cancer Research and Breast Cancer Awareness. One hundred brides a year, every year, can contribute to such great cause. This can be, quite literally, the dream dress of many brides dedicated to many women going through one of the hardest times in a woman’s life. The Mirabelle gown is made of Silk crepe strapless trumpet skirt gown adorned with custom designed three-dimensional French beaded Chantilly lace, embroidered with chiffon flowers and French leavers lace tiers on skirt. Limited edition.
images: top three taken by me; last photo from Alisa Benay’s Collection Library