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The Art of the Dress

When it comes to the gown of your dreams, nothing less than haute craftsmanship will do.

Catherine strapless floral jacquard sheath dress with matching overskirt, price upon request, at Carolina Herrera, West Hollywood, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, Erin Cole Couture Bridal, Costa Mesa, and Marina Morrison, San Francisco; flat circular ring, price upon request, by Gabrielle Sanchez at fragments.‌com; Abel champagne glitter pointy-toe stiletto pumps, $575, at Jimmy Choo boutiques.

City Girl long-sleeve embroidered illusion gown with flare hem, $6,500, by Reem Acra at Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, and The White Dress, Corona del Mar; silk pumps with pearl embroidery, $1,295, at Oscar de la Renta, Beverly Hills; Velocity earrings, $590, by Erickson Beamon at Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills; 18K gold ring, price upon request, by Suzanne Kalan at Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills.

Corded lace three-quarter-sleeve dress with lace-up back, silk satin belt and tea-length skirt, $5,950, by Marchesa at Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills and Marina Morrison, San Francisco; Stratosphere ring, $430, by Erickson Beamon at Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills; pavé crystal headband, price upon request, at Oscar de la Renta, Beverly Hills; Conquilla white satin shoes with black lacing on back by Christian Louboutin.

Bel Air gown, $22,000, by Naeem Khan at Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, The White Dress, Corona del Mar, and Bridal Galleria, San Francisco; Nightshade necklace, $2,478, by Erickson Beamon at Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills; Quills ring, $95, by Rachel Zoe at Bloomingdale’s.

Ivory sleeveless crewneck soft tulle gown with gathered detail and empire godets, price upon request, and pearl multistrand necklace, $1,150, both at Vera Wang, West Hollywood and Union Square, San Francisco.

Mikado gown with tulle underskirt, $8,990, at Alberta Ferretti, West Hollywood; 1950s hat, price upon request, by Leah C. Couture Millinery at leahc.‌com; pavé silver feather broach, $495, at Oscar de la Renta, Beverly Hills.

Silk white tulle Escape gown with sweetheart neckline, exaggerated draped bodice and floral embroidered skirt, $9,900, and Escape comb, $575, both at Monique Lhuillier, Los Angeles and Bridal Galleria, San Francisco; Biwa Petal pearl drop earrings, $660, by Melissa Joy Manning at fragments.‌com.

Alivia photogram hand-beaded gown on tulle layered over chiffon and silk charmeuse, $12,980, by Rivini by Rita Vinieris at Erin Cole Couture Bridal, Costa Mesa, and Here Comes the Bride, San Diego; pearl and crystal necklace, $488, by Millianna at fragments.‌com; Soleste diamond ring in platinum, price upon request, at Tiffany & Co. boutiques.

May heavy crepe slim fit-to-flare gown with illusion neckline and covered buttons to waist, $3,200, by Amsale at Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills; fox headband, $300, by Leah C. Couture Millinery at leahc.‌com; Stratosphere ring, $643, by Erickson Beamon at Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills.

Silk crepe Rose Petal gown with asymmetrical one-shoulder bodice and slim column skirt, $5,845, and Italian-crafted silver metal belt, $660, both by Romona Keveza Collection at Panache Bridal, Beverly Hills and Costa Mesa, and Bridal Galleria, San Francisco; Fayme ivory and white satin sandals, $995, at Jimmy Choo boutiques; Core crystal barrel ring, $195, by Rachel Zoe at Bloomingdale’s.

Ivory web lace long-sleeve blouse and ivory tulle ball gown skirt with ruched details, both priced upon request, at Vera Wang, West Hollywood and Union Square, San Francisco; satin lace-up pumps, $1,195, at Oscar de la Renta, Beverly Hills; cushion-cut diamond ring with pear-shape diamond shoulders, price upon request, at Graff, San Francisco.

White silk faille ball gown with silver bullion embroidery, $13,990, and white pearl necklace with crystal pavé ball and crystal bead tassel, price upon request, both at Oscar de la Renta, Beverly Hills.

Ivory textured silk organza ball gown with sweetheart neckline, Alençon lace bodice with silk ribbon at natural waist, circular skirt accented with lace appliqué and chapel train, price upon request, by Lazaro, exclusively at JLM Couture Salon, West Hollywood; mini boater hat, $425, by Leah C. Couture Millinery at leahc.‌com; 18K gold ring, price upon request, by Suzanne Kalan at Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills.

Lucianna dramatic Victorian ball gown with illusion corset bodice, hand-beaded floral appliqués throughout and skirt made in French net with gazar underlay, $10,890, by Ines Di Santo at Lovella Bridal, Glendale; extra-large Baroque pearl necklace, $3,690, and pearl ring, price upon request, both by Gabrielle Sanchez at fragments.‌com; pear-shaped morganite and diamond earrings in platinum, $19,000, at Tiffany & Co. boutiques.

Coat dress in white crepe with gold buttons and low back, available by special order by Zuhair Murad at zuhairmurad.‌com; Girlie Queen necklace, $1,728, and Stratosphere ring, $643, both by Erickson Beamon at Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills; Abel champagne glitter pointy-toe stiletto pumps, $575, at Jimmy Choo boutiques.

Shot on location at Bergdorf Goodman's Atelier
Hair by Alexandra Andrade using Oribe Hair Care & Noah Hatton for Redken/Cutler at Judy Casey
Makeup by Kim Weber for Ellis Faas Cosmetics