Like an art nouveau frieze, a wide band of inky black embroidery circles the hem of this silk taffeta gown. The bodice is also hand embroidered and the back has two “streamers” caught with a bow in the center. Swarovski iridescent crystals and floating embroidered butterflies are scattered throughout. Style #9185 by St. Pucchi, available at Bridal Reflections, New York, NY, (212) 764-3040 $3,725.
Art Notes: A reclaimed staircase from Borneo resembles a striking piece of modern art.
Give yourself away in this total package of a gown. Dark ivory taffeta gown with wrapped bodice, bubble train, and black velvet tie. Style 12476, Bridal Look 33, Fall 2006, by Vera Wang. Available at Vera Wang, (212) 628-3400, www.verawang. com $6,990.
Art Notes: Elena rests on a “character shelf” unit by Alan Langotsky
A wealth of exquisite detail distinguishes this gown as a timeless classic. All-over embroidered and beaded strapless, taffeta dress with low back and full chapel train. Style 32725 by Carolina Herrera. Available at Carolina Herrera, New York, NY, (212) 249-6552 price upon request.
Art Notes: Standing atop “The Monolith Table” by Metropolis et al.
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This perfectly proper dress reveals a sexy hint of black, lingerie-like lace. Black and white cotton lace “cage” dress with organza overlay. Style 32721, by Carolina Herrera. Available at Carolina Herrera, New York, NY, (212) 249-6552 $3990.
Art Notes: Antoinette stands on an “Organic Wood Table Box.” Behind her, an untitled Alan Langotsky original painting.
A gown as deep as love itself. “Ebony” by Ines Di Santo. Strapless chiffon, dropped torso gown with mohair tiered skirt and velvet ribbon detail at waist. Available by special order through Bergdorf-Goodman Bridal Salon, New York, NY, (212) 872-8774 $4,800
Art Notes: Reclaimed rice mortars from the Agricultural Stool Line.
A dress so delicate, it almost floats. Ivory georgette gown with ruffled neckline and layered ribbon sash. Style 12166, Fall 2006 Bridal Look 4, by Vera Wang. Available at Vera Wang, New York, NY, (212) 628-3400, www.vera wang.com price upon request.
Art Notes: Elena stands between two pieces from the Sumbawa Stone collection.
High-contrast embroidery laced with gold and silver thread makes these coal-black flowers look as though they spring from the dress itself. Sloping neckline with tank straps giving way to a box-pleat, A-line form. The scoop back is finished with black silk buttons that lead the way to a sweep train. Style 375 by Avine Perucci for St. Pucchi. Available at Bridal Reflections, New York, NY Call (212) 764-3040 $1,495.
Art Notes: Antoinette rests on a sculptural, solid wood lounge.