When we opened, back in July 2010, we did not think about offering wedding dresses but during the two last years more than one future bride asked us for this kind of product. Those brides used to know that they could find those kind of rarities in big cities such as London and Paris, or online that would imply travelling and taking a chance to find what exactly they wanted. They wanted to see, touch and try in situ.
We kept the idea and slowly and carefully tryed to select some of those pieces that are so unique for a not less unique day in the life. Searching those dresses was not so easy… Nowdays, finding clothes from before the 1980s is geting harder, so finding a nice and good condition vintage wedding dress is a real challenge!
In older times, wedding dresses used to go from mother to daughter and were quite looked after but since the invention of the prêt-à-porter, as each bride wants its own dress, they generaly end in the wardrobe, in poor preservation conditions till the end of times. So, we had to sum to those hard research requirements more terms as nice cut, authenticity, preservation and – of course – fitting our own tastes…
We can say that none of those dresses were in excellent condition when we found them, and we had to look for old grandma’s tricks to remove imposible stains, take some bets not without fear, and lovingly restore them. We are proud to think that the results were worth the hassle and those dresses are perfect for special, independent and unique brides.
Before seeing the pics, we have to add that you can contact us for any details, and if you’re in our area, you can always ask us for a personal appointment, so we can assist you exclusively.
For now, let’s stop talking and let’s have a look. Here are the pics and the moment of truth…
We tend to think that any Wedding Dress is Haute Couture (or should be) in the way they are very special clothes, with unusual pattern designing and luxuary fabrics that need both unique experience and mastery… But not all of them are really from an highly reknowed brand or even signed. This one isn’t the case as it wears the label of Jacques Heim, coetaneous of the very same Christian Dior – they even share stylism in Vogue by the 1950s. This dress has a clear 1970s air but we can assure you it’s from the mid to late 1960s as Mr Heim passed away in 1967 and his workshop didn’t survived him. This dress is just a part of the fashion history, perfect for fashion collector bride.
The Marabou thrills, those small and soft feathers that were much more classy than the boas.. By the 1960s it was a must have on many wedding dresses. Those white feathers details on the neck and cuffs give a touch of shine and elegance to this simple and well cut damask dress. For a bride who looks for a classic and pure grace.
This is a dress from the 1970s with the V neckline – it begins to show a bit more – and the bell-shaped sleeves. The cream colored organdie flounces and belt make a subtle contrast with the plain white of the fabric. Those so simple – but not simplistic – details are a sure bet for a romantic bride.
One of our personal favourites. We love all our wedding dresses but this one has a lot of details we love. The pattern and cut is amazing, with something that reminds us of the master Balenciaga and the fabric is a kind of Ottoman than make straight those so nice volumes. It could perfectly came from the late 1950s. even if not signed, it is just as good and cared after as the Jacques Heim dress… For a princess.
This dress is very atractive even if the neck is quite closed and well-behaved. The trick is about the silhouette that is very marked. And those short sleeves with the giant flowers give to this dress a stylish and informal touch taht contrasts nicely with the small tail… For a relaxed and positive bride.
Last, but not least, this our most informal wedding dress and this hippy style make it clearly from the 1970s. The cream colour, the pleated fabric and all this lace work make it so unique and special. For an informal and natural bride who does not think much about the protocol.
As a curiosity, this very dress was selected by Cecilia from Días de Vino y Rosas and Paula de Tocados LeTouquet for the Velvet editorial for Online Vogue – Spanish Edition. An amazing and lovely work. Thanks again girls!!!