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Life Imitates Art

Downton Abbey & The Great Gatsby set the season's Bridal Trend

brides-split--zMichelle Dockery and Laura Carmichael as Lady Mary and Lady Edith Crawley on Downton Abbey

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It’s bridal season again, and this year more than ever before it’s obvious that life imitates art.  On Downton Abbey Lady Mary finally married Matthew, while the downtrodden Lady Edith got jilted at the alter, giving the show’s costume designer Susanna Buxton an opportunity to style 2 post World War I wedding gowns.

Then there’s the upcoming The Great Gatsby with costumes by Catherine Martin in collaboration with Miuccia Prada, which from the look of the movie trailer will prove to bolster the roaring 20’s trend.

Yesterday the New York Times posted a video with Styles reporter Bee-Shyuan Chang and Mark Ingram showing some of this years bridal designs;

My pick for the best in Roaring 20’s inspired wedding gowns? Elizabeth Fillmore, who has been designing what I consider to be the best bias-cut dresses for many years.  Follow this link to her website, or this link to find where to shop.2013-elizabeth-fillmore3

Written by Anthony Costa

‘Floats Like A Butterfly’

Elizabeth Fillmore's bias cut wedding dresses

Elizabeth Fillmore TIA‘TIA’ by Elizabeth Fillmore

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For this my first post as Fashion Editor at CJDellatore.com, I’ve chosen to talk about Elizabeth Fillmore of Elizabeth Fillmore Bridal, a woman whose lifestyle and design aesthetics are clearly aligned.  She lives and works between 2 loft spaces in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood with her husband/business partner Tommy Allen, their 5-year-old son Oliver, and the family dog Zoe.  After visiting with her I’ve concluded her designs are simply stunning works of art.  She helped me to understand why her gowns are unlike traditional bridal designs this week when we sat down for coffee.  It was an enlightening Q&A.

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