Dennis Basso for Kleinfeld Bridal Fall 2017
Dennis Basso is not the designer for the trend-driven bride. So it’s no surprise his latest offering for Kleinfeld reflected more traditional bridal styles for the modern romantic. Basso was inspired by the idea of an international bride, and there was something for every type of woman — from the sophisticated and refined to the sexy and alluring — all exuding confidence and grace. “She wants to be in fashion, she wants to be alluring. Even a full-figured bride doesn’t want to be conservative,” the designer said backstage before the show. There were ballgowns, mermaid style and column gowns, with crystal and pearl hand-embroidery either all over, on bodices or on tulle. Some of the gowns were clearly bridal, but others, if done in other color schemes could be paparazzi bait. “I always say for the woman around the world, her wedding day is her red-carpet moment,” Basso mused. Highlights included a slim form-fitting column gown with a dramatic skirt overlay; a Swarovski-encrusted sweetheart bodice with voluminous organza petal skirt, and a duchess satin pleated ballgown with long lace sleeves for the bride looking for a Grace Kelly moment. Brides-to-be will find the sleek, the glamorous as well as more discreet allure in this collection.