Enchanting. Light. Ethereal. Those were the words Lela Rose used to describe her spring bridal collection, presented at the charming restaurant Claudette in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village, which quickly became packed — and impassable — with waiters, photographers and editors. Rose drew inspiration from the 19th-century Scottish illustrator Jessie M. King, known for her sophisticated children’s drawings. Intricate crystal-dusted embroidery, feathers, pearl beading and matelassé techniques added surface interest to the gowns, some of which had sheer illusion necklines. A long-sleeve, high-neck gown finished with corded organza lace best captured the collection’s hopelessly romantic spirit.

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