The Vivienne’s Westwood 2021 Bridal collection

The Vivienne Westwood bridal collections celebrate its 25th anniversary with two collections of Couture and Made To Order wedding dresses Inspired by iconic pieces.

“A retrospective of iconic catwalk silhouettes is curated into a collection which celebrates 25 years since the inception of couture at the London atelier.” “The creation of each couture gown at Vivienne Westwood is a truly bespoke service, with every made-to-measure piece personally designed for each bride and created with dedicated time and attention to detail from the Vivienne Westwood couture team. Once the bride has selected the silhouette, personalised design sketches are drawn up and a toile is then constructed and tailored to the bride’s body. A selection of luxury fabrics, handcrafted embroidery, beading, applique and bespoke finishings are explored and the final gown is then handcrafted in Westwood’s London atelier.” Says Vivienne’s website

Take a look at these six Bridal dresses:

The Cora Cocotte: inspired by the seminal Cocotte gown and was originally developed for the 21st birthday of Vivienne’s granddaughter Cora Corré. The couture iteration, features an ethereal translucent tulle base intricately hand-embroidered with beading and thread work, creating an elaborate rose pattern. It can be styled with a floor-length sculptural Cape, created with layers of delicate ivory tulle.

The Vivienne Westwood Couture Peace Cocotte with Bird of Paradise train: reinterprets the seminal Vivienne Westwood Cocotte gown through a modern lens.
The original Cocotte neckline is subverted, an architectural sweeping line lifts the top of the corset to hover just above the shoulders – exaggerating the cinched waist, from which lustrous silk satin dances and drapes from the hip, evocative of ancient Greek Statues. This dress took 150 hours, and seven ateliers. Adding drama to the couture look, a detachable Bird of Paradise Train is tied over the Peace Cocotte gown. The original Bird of Paradise dress was first seen in the Spring-Summer 2005 Gold Label show.

The Vivienne Westwood Couture Levant dress: a mini dress features layers of shimmering ivory and gold lurex chiffon, creating sumptuous volume and flowing drapes across the body. The asymmetrical fluid neckline is built on a corset foundation and is finished with a fabric belt, further accentuating the cinched waist. This dress took 72 hours to make with 5 people working on it.

The Hemingway Rose: Taking the modern bride from day to night, the mini Hemingway Rose Dress is a transformational two-piece bridal look. The corseted mini dress, with intricate floral hand-embroidered embellishment, translucent mesh panels and exposed corsetry, is paired with a detachable voluminous cloud-like floor-length tulle train that took 190 hours to make, and 9 people worked on it.

The elegant Silver Moon Dress, in a shimmering silver palm leaf jacquard, sculpts a feminine silhouette with side slit detail and a graceful train. The asymmetrical neckline of the corseted bodice adds a touch of Hollywood glamour, with an architectural unfurling flower as neckline detail finished with crystal detailing.

The historical Marie Antoinette dress features scalloped lace edges that frame the voluminous petticoat underskirt, while the delicate sculpted lace corset top and detachable hidden tulle panniers enhance the stately silhouette.

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