The SHAHARAZAD Charmeuse Bridal Wedding Dress
This charmeuse couture original is Middle East inspired with nine different looks and functions in just one dress is aptly named from the famed story teller of the Arabian Nights who kept her life by keeping her husband the king interested her for many evenings. Will you do even better? The SHAHARAZAD design relives Middle East mystery. The long train can be worn as a bustle, as a long train, shoulder cape, and even as an elaborate veil ... as shown below.
Be the Empress of your own Emperor Shahryar, whose life was changed irrevocably by these tales. Shangri-La has created the ultimate expression of "queen for a day"! This above photo and the slideshow photos are by Damaris, 607-227-0205 (Image © damarisphotography.com). For orders contact us at Shangri-La, 607-272-6156.
Italian trained Chinese designer You Min uses silk devore fabric (charmeuse), a rayon pile velvet burnt away with acid printing to leave shadows of silk chiffon amid deep velvet pile, for SHANGRI-LA to now bring this art to the wedding dress! This technique, first invented in France at least a century ago and very fashionable in the "roaring twenties" now makes a striking and avante garde comeback! Devore literally means "to devour" in French. The process uses a chemical gel to dissolves cellulose plant fibers without harming the silk fibers.
You may enjoy the modern avante garde flair of the semi-transparent charmeuse fabric or we will gladly provide a lining in a complimentary fabric. The details are always up to you!