The Very Special Secret of Claire Pettibone’s Blue Wedding Dress
Claire Pettibone shared a little secret with us. Her Toile Francais dress, yes, the grand finale gown at Claire’s runway presentaion of her 2012 Beau Monde bridal collection in New York last October, and recently featured on the cover of Inside Weddings magazine, Winter 2012 issue, has suddenly become a Limited Edition dress. Very limited. Only four gowns can ever be made.
Claire just recently learned from her toile fabric suppliers in France that this particular French blue and ivory cotton toile can no longer be made. Claire quickly purchased all remaining yardage, and it’s just enough to make four gowns. No more, no less. An Orange County, CA bride (with a touch of her hair dyed blue!) has already selected this gown for her wedding dress, so there are three left.
The original sample of Toile Francais is on display at Little White Dress Bridal Shop today through Monday, April 23rd. Perhaps a Colorado bride or two will be the next fortunate owners of this spectacular gown? The story of the gown, and the stories of the four different brides who will ultimately wear it on their wedding day will surely become bridal fashion history. I can only imagine the value of a limited edition Claire Pettibone bridal gown in 10 years, 20 years, 50 years . . . and a grand-daughter inheriting this gown and knowing these stories . . .
Stop in to experience the spectacular Toile Francais by Claire Pettibone gown anytime today 10-6, Saturday, 4/21 9-6, Sunday, 4/22 11-5 or Monday, 4/23 10-4 (we have to ship the original sample back to Claire late Monday afternoon.) The complete stories of the brides fortunate enough to wear Limited Edition, Toile Francais by Claire Pettibone on their wedding day have yet to be told, and we look forward to hearing them some day!
Dress Description: Gown of French cotton toile in blue and ivory with inserts of Chantilly lace, long illusion sleeves and an oval lace inset in back.