Velvets hand-painted by his wife Isabelle, plastic-treated cotton gleaming like tarmac, dresses reconstructed from cut up guipure lace
, a Chinese quilted coat of hand-colored black and white postcard views, and the usual shredding and compressing of fabrics that is Sorbier's hallmark were all part of the mix.
The shimmering nude-gold shade is also bang on trend, while the handembellished guipure lace
Acra, a leading name in luxury bridal and evening wear, still has a dress in white guipure lace
she designed in Beirut when she was just seven years old.
I had a lovely dress made, all guipure lace
. I felt absolutely normal."
Pattern: Versailles (embellished towels) Description: A guipure lace
insert featuring birds and grape leaves.
30, Malu finally walked down the aisle in a haltered gown and cape in Parisian guipure lace
at Santuario de San Antonio, which was close to her mother's crypt.
Also the bold cherry blossom prints echo influence in guipure lace
and elaborate leather and beadwork to form 3-D Technicolor blooms.
Dresses in the ready-to-wear collection are elegant to the limit of being luxurious and yet comfortable with fabrics such as guipure lace
, to blend dark colours with lacquer floral embellishment.
The bride wore an Italian guipure lace
gown featuring a fit-and-flare skirt, bateau neckline, and short, cap sleeves.
* FEELING FLIRTY?: From left to right: Damsel in a Dress Priscilla orange lace dress, pounds 174.30; Phase Eight Guipure lace
jacket, pounds 79; Boutique by Jaeger blue lace dress, pounds 240; Topshop Marais lace perspex points, pounds 30; Lace pencil skirt, pounds 89 and silk front tee, pounds 55, Mint Velvet;
GOING WILD Animal sparkle bra EUR7 worn with thong EUR3 STRIPE TEASE Yarn dyed striped bra EUR5 with matching boxer EUR3 SATIN CHIC Guipure lace
bra EUR8 with thong EUR4 both due in store April KEEP IT BRIEF Printed bra in navy EUR5 with briefs EUR3 SHIPSHAPE Organza bustier EUR9, matching satin thong EUR3 STAR QUALITY Diamante bra EUR8 with brief EUR4
The gothic trend continues with Signature's black bell sleeved guipure lace
jacket (pounds 65) which has been teamed with black skinny jeans (pounds 40) and colour block satin sandals (pounds 45).