Paying homage to the legendary starlets of Hollywood, Galia Lahav’s latest couture collection, Iconic, is all about glamour. Inspired by the bold and unforgettably chic actresses of the silver screen like Dorothy Dandridge, Rita Hayworth, and Marilyn Monroe, this bridal gown collection is a celebration of authentic beauty. The range of showstopping ball gown, A-line, and mermaid silhouettes is for the bride who wants her grand moment when she walks into the room.
The collection showcases the exquisite construction and fit of couture along with timelessly fashionable design. Sultry silhouettes like the “Kristen” fitted gown of beaded tulle channel the sexiness of Sophia Loren and Brigitte Bardot; and “Blonde”, a shimmery long-sleeved mermaid dress with a plunging V-neckline and bare back and “Monroe”, a fitted mermaid gown with sheer geometrical cutouts are directly influenced by the unstoppable Marilyn. Romantic and feminine looks like the “Noa” A-line dress with a cinched corset, crystal-studded 3D flowers, and embellished off-the-shoulder straps evoke the elegance of Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn. And new silhouettes in the collection like the dramatic “Diamond” ball gown with a crystal-embellished corset; layered, pleated-tulle skirt; and crystal shoulder strands are Oscar night-worthy.
Details like flattering drop waistlines, playfully delicate florals, and bejeweled embroideries add surprising elements to the gowns. And characteristic of true couture, a lot of thought was put behind every detail in this collection, such as the matching gloves, another nod to old Hollywood, that are embellished with the same beading as the gowns they coordinate with, such as the “Sasha” ball gown and “Veronica” trumpet dress; making them more than just accessories, they complete the story of the dress.
Brides will find traditional favorites like florals and soft, pearly white shades in luxe lace, as well as modern geometric patterns in blush tones for a fresh take on bridal. Each of the grand gowns are beautifully crafted from luxurious, light-as-air fabrics to will let you dance all night – ICONIC gowns allow you to feel truly unstoppable.
Written by Ivette Manners