Sharon Tate and her mini dress; Mia Farrow with a suit jacket and short hair, or Yoko Ono with mini skirt, knee socks and hat… a couple of years before Bianca Jagger made her pamela with veil and suit jacket an icon of bridal fashion. After centuries dominated by the traditional concept of what a wedding dress had to be, it wasn’t until the 60s and 70s that these rock and big screen stars dared to transgress the rules about their wedding dress. They demonstrated that the iconic princess style dress could be transformed beyond fashions and trends, to adapt it to the personal style of each bride.
With a retro and anachronistic style -influenced by the architecture of the location- the photographer LucíaAlonsoportrays two bridal looksthat move away from the canons to get closer to that essence that marked the nuptial stylisms of the old Hollywood stars. Transgressive glamour to inspire the contemporary bride, where the unique designs of Ángela Pedregaltake the protagonism of this styled shoot.
The anachronistic style of the photographer Lucía Alonso merges with the transgressive glamour of Ángela Pedregal’s bridal gowns.
Photos, courtesy ©Lucía Alonso
LOOK 1, the glamour of a bride in trousers.
In this first bridal lookthe protagonist is a sensual and tight monkey or jumpsuit, complemented with a vintage style waltz type veil. Undoubtedly, a powerful combination not suitable for classic brides … and perfect for rebellious brides or as a second dress for dancing. The choice of a simple and polished hairstyle and the absence of jewels balance the look, without recharging it but letting the styling speak for itself.
For this ‘wedding dress’ Angela Pedregal made a monkey “with cigarette trousers in white crepe finished on the sides with a row of chrome beads, and body with tulle base and appliques of margaritas de guipur embroidered by hand with golden beads”. All the embroidery was done with the technique of moulage(-24.), thus allowing to create the rain of flowers of different sizes that seem only to rest on the body of the bride.
Photos, courtesy ©Lucía Alonso
LOOK 2, the vintage style gamour.
This second bridal lookis an original design on a par with romantic and with a touch of vintage glamour. The dress is a fake ‘two pieces’ with a delicate body modeled tulle and straight crepe skirt. Complements: white feather headdress, short veil of tulle and retro earrings (80’s type), which is again balanced with a very natural makeup that does not hide their freckles, with marked eyelashes and lips effect bite, and a polished updo with stripe in between.
In this bridal dress Angela Pedregal combines a body type topin white tulle draped broken (fan shape that runs along the shoulders and create the straps) and transparent tulle, which joins the straight cut skirt and side opening made in crepe, topped in a small tail. “The special touch -the designer points us-, and what identifies this wedding dress is the cosmic embroidery (-9.), with beads and canutillos chromed in gold and sewn by hand that form stars in different shapes and sizes.