It's no surprise to me...Barry Manilow has sung about a woman named Lola, wearing yellow feathers in her hair. Sex and the City attempted to march Carrie Bradshaw down the aisle wearing a bird in her hair as part of her wedding day ensemble. It was only a matter of time before designers would bring our feathered friends into the forefront and actually embellish wedding gowns with these elements.
Sure we have seen Marabou feathers on gowns before and the infamous feathered boa at weddings, but nothing says...f-WOW-l than what designers such as Alexander McQueen, Monique Lhuillier, Junko Yoshioka, and Jenny Packham (l to r in pic below) has accomplished in bridal couture. They have taken feathers to a whole new level. Using such feathers from Ostriches and Peacocks to create show stopping, jaw dropping, wedding gowns that will surely be the talk to the town.
If these over the top gowns weren't enough, at the 2009 China Wedding Expo, a $1.5 Million peacock dress was debuted and stunned the audience. The dress hand-sewn by eight creators consisted of 2009 (obviously for the year 2009) peacock feathers and 60 Hetian Jades, generally knows as seed jade, were incorporated in this show stopping dress. How is that for strutting your stuff at your wedding day. I am sure we will see more and more of our fine feathered friends incorporated into gowns in the future.
Here's to flocking together in this new trend.
Photo credits: Carrie Bradshaw photo, Alexander McQueen, Monique Lhuillier, Junko Yoshioka and Jenny Packham gowns from Brides.com. Peacock gown photos from Trendhunter Magazine.