“I like to give a little more than what brides usually see,” said Inbal Dror
Introducing Inbal Dror
“I like to give a little more than what brides usually see,” said Inbal Dror, who debuted a new diffusion line this season. The collection had all the sex appeal and sheer fabrics of her couture bridal line, plus red carpet–worthy details like front slits, plunging necklines, and shimmery beads, often tempered by traditional ball skirts and long sleeves. The gowns that will resonate most with brides included a tulle ballerina style with a delicate lace bodice; a dotted tulle one-shouldered dress; and an embroidered lace column and matching overskirt embellished with 3-D flowers. The collection also included “second dress”–appropriate looks, like a long-sleeved feathered dress with a deep V-neck and a beaded, striped gown with insets of light-as-air tulle.
“I love it when the bride integrates with the dress, and they become one, like a second skin. Our bride is confident; sometimes quietly confident, and she is always breathtaking,” the designer explained.
As one of the designers who submitted sketches for the upcoming royal nuptials between Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, Dror doesn’t let working with celebrities throw her off from her true goals. “I want to create dresses for every bride who wants an Inbal Dror dress, even if she can’t do couture,” she said. “I only care about making my brides happy.” And won’t those modern princess-brides be happy to know they might share the same tastes as the woman who took Prince Harry off of the market?
“I treat all my brides with the same care and attention,” said the designer
She added, “Every bride is a celebrity.” We asked the designer how her bridal design process differs from her made-to-measure eveningwear process, and she explained, “The design process is most of the time instantaneous. An idea comes up, and it ripens in my mind. I put it on paper as a sketch and for the most part that is how it stays. Our production is made-to-measure, based on 30 different measurements on the body, which requires great care and involves the bride on a very intimate level.”