Thursday June 4, 2020

Laced with elegance

Louise Kennedy’s wedding dresses hark ack to a bygone era of sophisticated fashion. Pictures: Barry McCall

22nd July, 2015
From left: Poppy dress, Zarah dress, Caroline dress, Kari dress, Karlie dress

Timeless elegance is an over-used phrase these days. But run the fabric of a Louise Kennedy bridal gown through your fingers and try thinking of anything else; the Swarovski crystal-encrusted satin, the appliqued cluster petals of Chantilly lace, the silk georgette puddle trails all hinting at the true genesis of the phrase.

On the day of Kennedy’s new bridal collection launch, I’ve been unwittingly left alone in the designer’s bridal booms at her residence on...

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