Vera Wang

Vera Unveiled





Light ivory and black sheer back strapless gown with silk faille trapunto stitched bodice, silk satin faced organza skirt and hand draped accents.

When you experience Miriam for the first time, it’s like stepping into a secret garden. There are so many things to see—it’s just a matter of looking closer. When you finally set out and explore, you’re given the pleasure of discovering all sorts of very intricate, fine details: elaborate trapunto stitching on the bodice, a seductive cutout in the back, and a light, airy, yet highly voluminous skirt that gives the illusion of the bride floating on air. The total effect of all these details is a dress that feels very couture. There’s an old world level of attention to detail, but reinvented in a modern palette of edgy black and white.

The trapunto stitching in the corset-boned bodice is the hidden star of the show. A way to add texture, it consists of layers of stitching all the way around the top, giving the bodice an almost grosgrain-like texture. Not only do you have the graphic impact of the black and white colorblocking, but that texture contrasts with the skirt’s satin-faced organza, imbued with just a hint of lustre.

The organza is such an airy material to work with, adding dramatic, billowing volume without much weight. When the bride walks, the skirt echoes her movement with a slight rustle—and then as she passes by, you’re treated to a very edgy construction in the back. Suddenly the princess transforms into a modern, fashion-minded bride. A band of trapunto-stitched silk ottoman curves across her back with a skin-revealing panel of sheer tulle. There’s something so seductive about that single band floating across the back, even more so than if the back were fully exposed.

Miriam is serious and quite cool—and sublimely daring in the details. A showstopper!

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