Zac Posen Designed a One-of-a-Kind Wedding Gown for Arielle Patrick


The bride requested a “Princess Diana moment”—and the fashion designer delivered.BY   OCT 6, 2021

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Iwas so focused on perfecting this dress right up to the last minute that I forgot to put on a bow tie for Arielle’s wedding,” says the designer Zac Posen of his collaborative process with the bride, Arielle Patrick. The two friends met every month for more than a year to create the gown. “I knew I wanted him to do my wedding dress before I even had a boyfriend,” says Arielle, who recalls her “first fancy dress” being a Zac Posen number she bought for a sorority formal her freshman year at Princeton. “It was serendipitous that we met several years later at a party celebrating his sister Alexandra’s art exhibition.”

The gown itself is an exemplar of corsetry, with exquisite architecture and an emphasized waist. “The form and construction were the only decoration,” Posen says. Of course, there was also that train: a showstopping 12-foot river of duchesse silk that fulfilled what Arielle calls her “Princess Diana moment,” the sole reference she cited for the design. “I was inspired by Arielle herself,” Posen says. “She is powerful and feminine, she loves art, and it all culminates in this perfect modern classic moment.”

A version of this story appears in the October 2021 issue of Town & Country.

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