Monday, August 05, 2013

Max Chaoul Wedding Couture 2013

There are times when delving into the past can be a good thing - as designer Max Chaoul demonstrates in his outstanding Couture Bridal Collection for 2013. The French couturier takes a look back at the different fashion eras from the 1920's to now, and uses this antique inspiration to construct gowns that convey a certain wow-factor. 

"Vintage Décennies" (Vintage Decades) is a resplendent set of couture wedding gowns intended for a varied bridal audience. Bold fluorescents represents a youthful bride with an eye for the exuberant. Adriana is reminiscent of a glow-in-the-dark jellyfish while Katy typifies a futuristic pop princess. If hot pink and tangerine are way out of your comfort zone, there are many vintage inspired looks that will appeal to your romantic side. 

Named after iconic stars of yesteryear, like Grace Kelly and Brigitte Bardot, each ivory and white masterpiece embraces the glamour of retro silhouettes, which has been modified to suit the 21st century bride-to-be. Flapperesque dresses with long beaded necklaces, tiered frills and headbands pay tribute to the 20's (Paulette & Maureen), and dainty lace drop waist dresses with fluid column skirts depict the thirties (Janet & Norma). The forties subscribe to sophistication with gowns modeled after Rita Hayworth and Veronica Lake.

Voluminous satin ballgown skirts remind us of the feminine 50's (Elizabeth & Grace), whilst shorter frocks cite the frivolous sixties. The 70's are denoted by hippie chic lace and georgette dresses. Moving into a more memorable time, massively ruffled skirts and extravagant princess gowns shaped the 80's and 90's, which slowly fizzled out into more minimalistic looks.

Today, you can have a wedding gown in highlighter yellow that will ensure an unforgettable stroll down the aisle (just make sure you provide your guests with some sunglasses for the glare). Or, you can find inspiration in the enchantment of a vintage fashion era which Max Chaoul has redefined to fit into the present.

Here is a look at Max Chaoul's Couture Wedding Collection 2013.











       
Which vintage inspired gown would define your bridal style?


*Images found via maxchaoul.com


96 comments:

Kacie Cone said...

Wow SO many gorgeous dresses! "Norma" is so so so stunning!

Rahul Bhatia said...

These were a visual treat Sam:)

bbb said...

omg this is one of the most creative wedding dresses i ever seen! love the neon adaption a lot! amazing post again sam! just followed you on Bloglovin, you're way to great! keep on love x

Theonlyfashionprincess said...

wow such gorgeous dresses!!!!! X

Afina blog said...

white only! Yellow is not good idea I think)
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Jacy said...

These are all bolder than I would personally wear, but my favorite of his designs is the very last one - the 'Keira'!

~Jacy

Ramida Dusdeevutikul said...

Nice post! love those white ones!!

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xx

The Style Maze said...

omg, those proposition are so awesome! it's hard for me to like a wedding dress but I love these ones so much, they are great :) haha I kinda wanna get married right one when I have seen those pieces ;)

xoxo

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Nicky mywishstyle said...

Wow a lot of beautiful dress, wonderful collection!
Ciao
Nicky

Kati said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!
I really love Aimante, the shape is just stunning!

Have a great day,
-Kati

Couture Carrie said...

Amazing gowns!
Especially loving the fluorescent yellow ones!

xoxox,
CC

Paola Lauretano said...

Wow.... these wedding dresses are so creative!!!! The touch of neon Yellow is amazing!!!
Have a great start of the new week Sam!!!

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loving-evelyn said...

these dresses are really amazing
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Jessica Mattioli said...

Wow these wedding dresses are very beautiful!! Have a nice day Sam!! kisses :**

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Daniella said...

Sam dear, how was your weekend? Oh wow, these dresses are so beautiful! I love the vintage inspiration that's so beautifully evident throughout! I think my favourite gowns are the "Nauma" and Aimante, both so pretty and romantic! :)

Take care,
Daniella xox

Marta Purriños Hernández said...

Perfection, loving this yellow pieces, they are unique


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Isa Machado said...

Amazing dresses! ;)

Десислава Валентинова said...

Thank you, dear :)

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getcarriedaway said...

great inspirations, dear! so many beautiful dresses!
have a great week, too!

<3, getcarriedaway

Busisiwe Mgoboli said...

The Keira has definately caught my eye;feathers are awesome. However I want to get married in a more fitted siloutte...something sexy not princessy at all.

andysparkles said...

OMG these dresses are so incredibly beautiful

xx

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Jackie Harrison said...

Stunning and elegant live the pink. Great job on this post doll.
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Miss Top Ten Image said...

I do love the Rita design!! ;-)
xoxo
Patricia

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FASHION TALES said...

Absolutely stunning gowns Sam. The Faye and Anna style and colours are my favourites ... just so gorgeous and bold! xx/Madison Happy Monday.

Gloria la borsa di mary poppins said...

nice!!:)
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Lara said...

Great!! They are stunning!

Following your blog since now

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snoopellie said...

love love the first set yellow dresses and the orange :D would love to wear them myself!

Marisa Silva said...

Gorgeous dresses :)

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mademoiselle mode said...

In yellow it's so so fun ^^
In pink too :p

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Lilli said...

Morning Sam! Thanks a bunch for your nice words over mine, really appreciate you like the place, you should come one day!:) Btw, this wedding collection is so outstanding and impressive! Have to admit that the mood impressed me so much, the mix of different vintage styles is so bold and original. Regarding wedding gowns, I honestly prefer something more classic and in the usual white color, so Lana and Aimante are definitely my choices. Love the embroidery and the lace on them:) Kisses dear, have a wonderful week ahead! xo

Stella said...

I like the dresses in the 3rd collage.
I wouldn't have a colourful bridal dress.
x
x
Stella from a A Shiny Place

Emmylou said...

I think the second set is my fave out of this collection, but they are all fab, Sam:)
Hope you have a great Monday!

Patricia G. said...

They are so beatitul!
xoxo
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Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

The second row is just gorgeous.... x

Diva Desle said...

Wow, these are gorgeous! I wouldn't mind getting married in pink but my mother will kill me;-)))

Megan, TfDiaries.com said...

love the neon Xo, Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

Lucia Diez said...

Preciosos vestidos

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Oh I love Betty!


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Mª Pilar Domínguez said...

This collection is so elegant! amazing models!! My favourite is Aimante but I must recognize that they are all stunning.Kisses, Sam:)

Ali Hval said...

Oh no, not wedding gowns! ;) Hehehe.. I look at wedding dresses way too much. I have a whole tag for my future wedding on Tumblr in case it ever happens. Haha!

Some of these are so 1920s inspired... seriously, it's like I'm in the Great Gatsby era all over again! That second dress lined with neon frills is seriously impressive, but I don't think I'd be daring enough to don it at my wedding, haha. I love Faye so much, though. That basket weaved corset is gorgeous!

Stylish By Nature said...

Lovely gowns... amazing colors !!

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Adeola Naomi Aderemi said...

They are all superb and my favourites are Norma and Veronica!
I love the coloured ones too!

Viva La Highstreet said...

Great pieces!!All of them!!
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Y-Lan said...

Waw, just amazing !

nokhuthula nyoni said...

Love the neon green/yellow dresses. so gorgeous x

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Always Maylee said...

These are amazing. The white Faye dress is definitely the one that I would wear to my own wedding.

xo, Yi-chia
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Kim Alston said...

I really like the Paulette dress.
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Adriana Carmen said...

Wow, this is so beautiful!

Kacie Ellis said...

Beautiful dresses!

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Viola said...

Omg those colorful dresses are crazy but so fabulous!! But I still love the traditional white dresses the most!
Great post once again!

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Issa Tchieu said...

highlighted yellow is so funkY!!! dun think i can pull it off as well as this photos here. but its gorgeous and different.

Yaren S. said...

Lovely post :) Would you like to follow each other?
Let me know & I'll follow back!
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Viktoriya Sener said...

These dresses are so beautiful! Thanks for sharing it, dear Sam!
kisses)

Victoria West said...

These dresses are gorgeous! I like the Charlotte dress.
Enjoy your day my dear!

Ivana said...

I'm nowhere near to planning a wedding, but these gowns almost make me wish I were :) They are simply stunning! Surprisingly enough, I love the idea of neon yellow gown, although that would probably not play well with my conservative family :) I also love the Louise model, reminiscent of 20's flapper style: I would pick it in a different shade for a wedding of a friend I'll be attending in October.

Hope you are well, sweetie!

xx Ivana

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Elsha said...

I've decided that my life would be perfect if I didn't look like death in that fantastic neon yellow color! Gorgeous!

Sandra Leiva said...

Soooo AMAZING!!


xx


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Carmen said...

Wedding dresses in neon that still look classy?! WOW!
xx

Kashaya said...

These are amazing. Can't help but love the neon once.=)

Caro * said...

Amazing collection ! First dress is fabulous :)

Punctuation Mark said...

talk about WOW factor with one of those neon dresses... ha!

ChatterBlossom said...

How fun! I love the Louise dress. That is super cute 20s style!
-Jamie
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Francy Stef said...

Wow!!! These dresses are amazing!!!
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Oh to Be a Muse said...

Actually, I really like the Adriana, but the Kiera is definitely my fave.

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(Anna) la mode said...

I love how I get my daily dose of fashion couture and history from your blog : ) I love the second group of photos because it's very Great Gatsby. So timeless and classy!

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Coco said...

Dear Sam, if I could choose only one, I would wear Charlotte. Paulette is so uniquely decadent though, I love it!
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Cheyenne Ji said...

Just breathtaking! I love the last set! So feminine and beautiful.

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Tere Ávila said...

incredible these dreses, specially the yellow one!

xx

GagCloud said...

Amazing gowns :)

Corinne said...

I love the white one with the neon belt! Amazing!

Corinne x
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Diana Ashuayem said...

Beautiful gowns! wow!
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La Dolce Moda said...

So amazing!
Great post Sam :)

Francesca
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Sonia De Macedo said...

Wow I can really see the old world glam in these pieces - so beautiful!

SDMxx
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Pamela RG said...

Wow, these wedding gowns are totally glamorous and romantic! The yellow gowns are fantastic and out of this world!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I'm stunned by this collection! Talk about statement gowns and I just love his use of bold color.

Hope your week is off to a great start Sam!

Rowena @ rolala loves

Alexa said...

kinda obsessed with that white dress in the second pic with the yellow trim <3 so fun!!! also love that last dress :) so cute!

Alexa <3
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LaTasha Bunting said...

Katy is my fave! I LOVE it! Then again, pink is my fave color!
I LOVE Brigitte too! It's totally cute! I also like Rita, Betty, Charlotte, and Elizabeth! Great selection love! It's nice to see bright colors for wedding gowns! :) I so love that Katy dress! It's my fave! :)

Love always,
LaTasha B.
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Johanna said...

The neon yellow is killer. I love the whimsy of it!

trishie said...

Love the idea of a neon wedding dress!

Toks said...

Amazing collection, great dresses.
xoxoxo

Yuli Conversations said...

Oh wow, these are amazing!!
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Francesca said...

Oh my gosh, I love them all! I really love Maureen and Meryl but Grace takes the cake! How stunning, so elegant and beautiful I would totally wear that as my wedding dress! Absolutely gorgeous!

Francesca

Fashion-Bridge said...

Fantastic collection! I'm not sure I'd go lemon yellow for my wedding dress;) But I love, love the 20s inspired looks - so chic, feminine and a bit sexy. Love that feathers btw;)

Xx

Alexandra

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Elisabeth said...

Out of this collection I like the most the second and eight row - inspired by the 20's. However, I would see myself getting married in something like the Twilight wedding dress, http://www.101weddingdressideas.info/225-twilight-wedding-dress.html. Thank you Sam for your ever so lovely comment on my blog!

xxx
E from Helsinki
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hazel said...

the yellow gowns look outstanding!!!!

Lucy Mason said...

Wow what an amazing collection! xx

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SHOP STYLE CONQUER said...

omg wow these dresses are stunning! and ooo i love how each dress in the collection is named after someone!
great post, thanks for sharing!

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Marcela Gmd said...

Amazing!!!!! beautiful dresses!!!! I love the neon pieces!!
Have a good week! my like in bloglovin for you!!!:)))

Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

Ira Kharchenko said...

Fabulous dresses! Great selection:)

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Imogen said...

There are no words to explain how much I adore the first dress. It is perfect. I would have loved to get married in that dress.

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Shayne said...

dan dan dan nan dan dan da nan :)

crochet fashion said...

Veronica, Lana and Grace would probably suited me better but I`d love mine to have more sparkles and jewelry on them! :) They all look gorgeous and amazing!

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Sorana Nistor said...

gorgeous dresses!!!
xoxo

Dexter Louis said...

Lovely wedding collection!!! I like the first wedding gown because of its unique color. Headpiece is looking perfect with the awesome hairstyle.
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