The collection was gathered and restored from iconic designers, fashion houses, and wearers from around the globe—some dresses have even been seen on red carpets. Each gown is a piece of fashion history using its own story and legacy of celebration. "We do extensive research to locate everything we can about their history: the private story, the physical story of materials, design, and creation, and also the larger contextual story of where that gown suits the history of fashion."
The collection launch is particularly timely, as Conley notes an increase in the interest in vintage wedding attire—a trend largely accelerated through the pandemic. "During COVID, we began to see emerging interest for vintage and sustainable wedding options with customers being more considerate within the ways they shop, live and today marry," she says. "A vintage collection was an ideal marriage of delivering around the promise of uniqueness that feeltimes is renowned for while with the lessened impact around the environment that is rapidly increasingly important to couples."
Looking for any dramatic headpiece for the wedding day? Perhaps you will be inspired by this vintage silk turban, that was found in Milan and features a long train along with a bow on the back. As a bonus, should you snag this rare find you will also receive a bit of its history too: a corresponding bit of fabric that has been signed by every wearer.
Intricate hand-sewn pearls and sequins adorn this crocheted racerback gown or wedding dress shops near me, which was acquired from a private seller in Milan. The couture dress was originally designed in the 1960s by Jole Veneziani, who's also known as the "Mother of High Italian Fashion."
This colorful custom-made Oscar de la Renta ball gown was worn just once—to the Academy Awards, that's. Striped silk taffeta in hues of green, blue, and ivory wrap around the corseted gown, that has dainty ruffles lining the bodice.