The Manhattan Collection
Stunning Fifties Wedding Dresses
Welcome to ‘The Manhattan Collection’, a completely unique range of couture fifties wedding dresses inspired by the unforgettable fashions of the decade. Using exquisite silks and lace, adorned with flowers and bows, embroidery and crystals, the fashions of the fifties can now be incorporated into your dress for the big day.
This complete collection of fifties wedding dresses has been designed with flexibility in mind, allowing you the customer to create the ultimate ‘retro’ look for your wedding day. Click on the images below for an exclusive look at the each dress, and do not hesitate to contact a designer if you have any questions.
The Inspiration for our Fifties Wedding Dresses….
It is debatable whether there has ever been a more exciting and creative decade in the history of fashion. When designing this collection of 1950s wedding dresses we found inspiration from many of the household names of Fifties fashion……..
In 1957 the French edition of Vogue wrote:
“He has gone, and ten years of taste, of daring, of invention, have gone with him. It is to Dior that haute couture owes the recovery of its empire when it was most threatened. He is irreplaceable.”
Christian Dior’s ‘New Look’ was launched in 1947, and to many, his first collection single handily dragged the once all-conquering Paris fashion industry out from the rubble of the war years, into the most exciting and creative decade fashion has ever known.
Across the Atlantic, on the streets and in the nightclubs of New York, the creations of Dior, Givenchy, Balenciaga and Amies were adored by the fashion conscious housewives of Manhattan, who would happily spend their afternoons and their husband’s money in the high class stores of Seventh Avenue
Meanwhile on the opposite coast, the first ladies of Hollywood were seen to sparkle on and off screen in the latest European designs. Clothes worn on screen by Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, and towards the end of the decade, Marilyn Monroe, were replicated and sold in department stores around the world. Dressing had become an elegant art and the lady of the day could now afford to look and dress like their screen heroines.
Lindsay Fleming Couture are proud winners of The VOWS Awards, Scottish Bridal Designer, 2006, 2008, 2010, and 2013