Vera Ellen Wang is a former figure skater who is now a fashion designer based
in New York. She is popular for her wedding gown collections and haute couture
bridesmaid gowns. She started out as a senior fashion editor for Vogue magazine
before she joined Ralph Lauren as its design director for a couple of years. She
has designed the wedding gowns of celebrities and famous people like Alicia Keys,
Mariah Carey, Victoria Beckham, Chelsea Clinton, Avril Lavigne, Jennifer Lopez,
Sharon Stone, Jennifer Garner, Hilary Duff, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Holly Hunter,
Kate Hudson, Uma Thurman, Kim Kardashian and Khloe Kardashian. Michelle
Obama has also been known to wear Wang’s creations. She has even created
wedding dresses in black.
Angel Sanchez is a fashion designer from Venezuela. Among the celebrities who
have worn Sanchez’s creations are Sandra Bullock and Beyoncé Knowles. Sanchez
is known for the fashion forward perspective that always goes beyond expectations.
Carolina Herrera is a fashion designer with Venezuelan and American citizen-ships.
Her stylish designs are notable because of its lack of fuss. She has been known
to dress First Ladies all the way from the time of Jacqueline Kennedy to Michelle
Obama. Herrera got her training from her grandmother who exposed her to the world
of fashion design by taking her to shows and buying her clothes from Balenciaga,
Lanvin and Christian Dior. She has been the recipient of several awards, including
a gold medal from the Queen Sofia Spanish Institute, gold medal for Merit in the
Fine Arts from Spain, New York Award of Excellence, Designer of the Year from
Womenswear and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Council of Fashion
Designers of America. Known for her traditional designs, she has recently added
color to her wedding gowns, particularly pink and gray hints.
Hayley Paige used to be a designer for Melissa Sweet. She has recently emerged
to design a line of wedding dresses for JLM Couture. Paige provides a fun and fresh
look that still maintains keenness and just the right amount of refinement. Chic and
stylish combinations of polished silhouettes characterize her unique style. Her playful manipulations have resulted in cute and modern dresses. Paige aims to be quirky but charming and fun but still fabulous.
Jenny Packham is a fashion designer from the United Kingdom. She is well known
for her wedding gowns and ready to wear clothes. She established her brand in
1988, starting out with bridal gowns and evening wear. She has recently added
bridal accessories to her offering. She also has a lingerie line. Some of her clients
include celebrities and famous people like Angelina Jolie, Miley Cyrus, Kate Hudson,
Jennifer Aniston, Eva Longoria, Reese Witherspoon, Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez,
Kate Winslet and the Duchess of Cambridge. Her creations were also regularly
featured in “Sex and the City” through Kim Catrall.
Reem Acra is a fashion designer who comes from Lebanon. She started out in 1997
with an elegant bridal collection. In 2003, she launched her ready to wear line. Her
creations are sold in some of the most exclusive retailers in the world, including
Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Harvey Nichols.
Some of her clients include royal families from different countries and celebrities
like Angelina Jolie, Halle Berry, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Beyoncé Knowles and Eva
Longoria. Acra is known for her signature ethereal beadwork.
Peter Langner has worked with top fashion houses like Lacroix, Laroche, Dior and
Ungaro. He is now based in Rome where he has hooked up with Italian artisans
to help cut, sew and embroider his designs. His first store was in Rome before
he opened a second one in Madrid. He now has more than 70 stores in three
continents. His work has seen him receive honors for the Bridal Couture Award in
2005 in New York and the International Guiseppe Sciacca prize in Italy. Langner is
known for his impeccable craftsmanship and refined detailing.
Ines Di Santo
Ines di Santo was born in Italy and is considered as one of the leading designers of
bridal couture. Her creations highlight femininity and are characterized by its exact
fit, originality and construction. The gowns are made in Toronto where di Santo has
her ateliers. She still personally oversees the production of every gown to ensure the
quality of the work.
Pronovias is a fashion company that used to be led by Manuel Mota, who passed
away on 8 January 2013 in Barcelona. The company is known to have created
dresses for supermodels like Miranda Kerr, Bar Refaeli and Doutzen Kroes,
including the wedding dress of the latter in 2010. Wide and cascading trains complemented by subtly tucked pockets characterize its wedding dresses usually.
Marchesa is a brand based in New York that specializes in high-end women’s wear.
Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig established the company in 2004. Some of
its celebrity clients include Penelope Cruz, Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Jennifer
Lopez, Cameron Diaz, Kate Hudson, Selena Gomez, Halle Berry, Rihanna, Taylor
Swift, Miley Cyrus, Emma Watson, Eva Longoria, Olivia Wilde, Kirsten Stewart, Nikki
Reed and Sandra Bullock. It is sold in high-end department stores like Bergdorf
Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, Net-a-Porter and Neiman Marcus.
About Flip This Dress Inc.
Flip This Dress Inc. is a premier consignment shop for new and slightly-used wedding dresses. We work closely with fashion designers and experienced seamstresses to provide expert advice and alteration services for the benefit of both buyers and sellers.