At the same time that I pondered the occasion of my wedding (who knows how long that might be), I came across an interesting article in The New York Times about one of my favorite designers, Vera Wang. Ms. Wang has been in the fashion business since the early 90’s, and her unique bridal designs have always kept in intrigued by her work. I remember getting super excited when she began her own perfume and bedding collection. Of course, as an innovator, her designs will continue to evolve through fascinating and unexpected measures.
The Times reports that during her 2012 bridal show that was held this month, the designer introduced black gowns into the line-up as a new prospect for newly weds. Now that’s what I’m talking about! Way to step outside-the-box Vera!
I must say that (and I expected this) the gowns are exquisite even though they are made of a color fit for funerals rather than weddings. But that’s exactly why I appreciate Wang’s work. It is evident that those who experience it may question her ideas, but the audience can’t help but to applaud her for such talent. Tell me, what kind of artist makes a bride want to wear black? Only Vera.
“It was shocking and outrageous, but it was also fabulous,” said Mark Ingram, the owner of the Mark Ingram Bridal Atelier in Manhattan, according to The Times.
Even though black would not be on my list for wedding gown options, thanks to Vera I might consider it for the ceremony.