Dancing on Air: Old School Glamour Meets Modern Wedding Gowns

May we have this dance? Old Hollywood glamour gets a modern update with dramatic gowns that recall the stars of the Golden Age.
From: Spring/Summer 2014 edition

(above) On Paisha: Vintage 1950s fit and flare dress with strapless bodice and Swiss dot chiffon overlay, $498, from Xtabay. Vintage rhinestone bracelet, $78, from Gilt. Vintage blue rhinestone costume earrings, $195; circa 1930s diamond leaf design necklace, $185; both from Gilt. Jimmy Choo “Werena” ballet flat, $525, from Nordstrom. On Keph: Hugo Boss blue plaid slim-fit wool suit, $795; Eton cotton dress shirt, $245; Prada silk tie, $210; Kiton silk pocket square, $145; Aquarius leather belt, $125; Dolce & Gabbana “Napoli” oxfords, $595; all from Mario’s.

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(above) On Paisha: Gail Herschbach’s hand-beaded pearl-covered gown in silk shantung with a sweetheart bodice and tulle skirt, $2,500, from Ania Collection. 18K white gold and diamond dangle earrings, $6,500, from Packouz Jewelers. On Keph: Hugo Boss blue plaid slim-fit wool suit, $795; Eton cotton dress shirt, $245; Carrot & Gibbs satin bow tie, $60; both from Mario’s. 18K white gold brushed and hammered wedding band, $1,300, from Packouz Jewelers. Boutonniere by Zest Floral and Event Design.

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(above) On Paisha: Three-quarter sleeve silk gown featuring a high-low hemline and hand-beaded jewels at the neckline, $2,290, from Portland designer Sunjin Lee. Valentino red patent leather bow pumps, $695, from Nordstrom. Circa 1930s 14K white gold and diamond ring, $965, from Gilt. Circa 1950s silver earrings, $38, from Xtabay. On Keph: Hugo Boss blue plaid slim-fit wool suit, $795; Eton cotton dress shirt, $245; Gravati for Mario’s leather oxfords, $625; Hugo Boss silk tie, $95; all from Mario’s.

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(above) On Paisha: Portland designer Sophie Chang’s gray and white ombre layered tea-length skirt with illusion lace bodice, custom created for Oregon Bride, price upon request, from Sophie Chang Bridal. Chanel suede and patent calfskin T-strap heels, price upon request, from Chanel. Circa 1960s rhinestone bracelet, $78, from Gilt. On Keph: Hugo Boss trim-fit wool tuxedo with satin-finish peaked lapels, $995; Dion cotton pocket square, $35, and silk tie, $145; Eton cotton tuxedo shirt, $265; patent leather tuxedo shoe, $225; all from Mario’s

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(above) Keph, decked out in a vintage Prada pinstripe wool suit takes inspiration from Gene Kelly’s iconic Singin’ in the Rain routine (minus the downpour), $269; Vintage Paul Smith cotton shirt, $65; Bowyer & Fletcher silk bow tie, $110; all from Threads Count. Dolce & Gabbana “Napoli” oxfords, $595, from Nordstrom.

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(above) Anne Bowen asymmetrical silk gown, price upon request, from Divine Designs. 18K yellow gold pave diamond (9.23-carat total weight) bauble bracelet, $13,850, from Packouz Jewelers. Silk headpiece, $250, from Portland designer ElizaBeth Rohloff

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(above) On Paisha: Monique Lhuillier “Jolie” off-shoulder dress, $2,495, featuring guipure lace and tulle detachable overskirt, $990; both from Divine Designs. Silk headpiece, $220, from ElizaBeth Rohloff. Gucci “Noah” sandals, $950, from Nordstrom. JB Star platinum ring with one pink sapphire (1.92-carat total weight) and two oval diamonds (.75-carat total weight), $20,000 from Packouz Jewelers. On Keph: Duchess, Clothier’s “The What” wool cashmere suit with silk twill lining, $875; linen tie, $85; cotton seersucker pocket square, $25; cotton dress shirt, $180; all from Duchess, Clothier. Prada cap-toe oxfords, $620, from Nordstrom. Circa 1930s 14K white gold and diamond ring, $965, from Gilt. Boutonniere by Zest Floral and Event Design.

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(above) Watters “Carina” Spanish lace unlined sweetheart corset paired with Watters “Ahsan” rose gold skirt, price upon request, from Ania Collection. Portland’s Urchin Redesign reworked strands of vintage pearls and rhinestones for this “Firework” necklace, $175, from Eve in Eden. Circa 1950s rhinestone and Lucite bangle, $125, from Gilt.

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(above) Hayley Paige “Guindon” striped organza strapless ball gown with sweetheart neckline, $3,157, from Anna’s Bridal. Vintage 10K white gold blue-glass emerald cut ring, $295, from Gilt. Circa 1950s
bead and rhinestone earring and necklace set, $68, from Xtabay.

Credits: 
text
Alisa Welch
Hair & Makeup
Lindsay Avenetti for Roster
Models
Paisha Coffey, Heffner; Keph Sherin, SLU
Editorial Assistants
Nico Lim, Christine Anderson
Photographer’s Assistant
Andrew Walsh
Stylist’s Assistant
Lindsey Reif
Choreographer
Kaitlyn Burch, Independent Dance Project
Location
The Hotel DeLuxe in Portland