Crafting a beautiful wedding dress requires a team of creatives who focus on the intricate details that go into fashioning a picture-perfect dress. Truly Zac Posen, a collection of stunning wedding dresses for David’s Bridal, is inspired by the designer's ready-to-wear pieces that are popular among celebrities on the red carpet. Whether you’re a bride yourself or just a fashion lover, there’s something magical about a design studio, thanks to the buzzing excitement of seeing an idea come to life. Take a peek to explore the space that most influences Posen as a designer, both for the red carpet and for bridal. Keep reading to see it all.
The silhouette of the wedding dress is the first step in the design process. Whether the bride is going for a ball gown or a mermaid style, it all starts with a sketch or drape of the fabric.
Next, the silhouettes are traced onto pattern paper, which then is draped over the dress forms for a fitting. This allows the designers and seamstresses to have an overall perspective of how the dress will look once it’s constructed.
Once the patterns are finalized, the fabric-selection process follows. When the designers have chosen the best fabric for that specific dress, the cutting and sewing process ensues.
Beading, lace, and other details are chosen during this step, once the dress itself is constructed. This very last step adds that elegant touch to a wedding dress.
Recognize this dress with the lights on? Yep, this is the famous custom-made glow-in-the dark Met Gala number that took social media by storm last month. Love this look? The custom gowns Posen designs for the red carpet influence each season’s bridal collection, so any bride would be lucky to slip into something that looks like this on her big day.
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