Mention the name Carolina Herrera & immediately, an image of classic beauty with a decidedly simple approach to formality immediately comes to mind. The bridal collection Ms. Herrera creates each season is no different & if anything actually ups the ante over her ready to wear collection. These gowns were more akin to works of art than to mere garments to actually be worn. With their painted detailing, lace appliqués & jacquard patterns on the richest of fabrications known to the genre, these gowns stood on a level that few can hope to reach. In a marked point of departure from the balance of the market, many the pieces seemed to be hewn via the ample use of tailoring rather than the more conventional drape that is traditionally bridal.
The standout of this collection was the strapless white gown with full skirt of tulle embroidered & appliquéd around the waist with white flowers & vines outlined in black. Noteworthy too was the full skirt worn with a matching tailored ¾ sleeve Duchess Satin high sweetheart neckline blouse. Both pieces broke the bridal mold for this & any other memorable season & did so in such a way to leave her devotees cheering rather than jeering.