In true Mary Quant style – Pip gets married

Mary Quant- the fashion designer who took credit for the mini and one of the three major fashion talents of the 60’s. Chanel, Dior and Quant.

Vintage has certainly set the trend in the wedding world with it’s 1950’s Rock n Roll style and use of huge tiered petticoats or the sleek demure style of the 1940’s, but when Pip entered the studio, I knew instantly neither of these styles would work for her.

Pip was struggling with finding anything to suit so designing something around her  beautiful petite frame meant being a little brave and not to be afraid of something novel and new. It was time to experiment!

The design was simple, something modern and fun to suit Pip, but the ability to make her still feel every inch a bride. The gown was made using  100% silk dupion in ivory and a gorgeous Guipure lace. The 3/4 length sleeves and hemline followed the cut of the pattern and silk buttons through the back.

Of her wedding gown Pip said. ” One of my best friends summed it up when they said ‘I can’t imagine what else you’d get married in that could be more you.’ The dress reflected exactly what our wedding was all about and it was an amazing feeling to know I was wearing a one off, that fit me perfectly.
Thanks so much – I’ll send you some snaps as they come through too.
Good luck with the big move – those Aussies are lucky ladies to have you around to make their gowns!
Pip x

With thanks to James Melia for the images http://www.jamesmelia.com/ Full set of Pip’s day can be found on James’ website here.

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