New York Bridal Fashion Week | Spring 2015

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The Oleg Cassini bridal collection show at the Plaza Athénée was a reminder that the traditional American bride is still a significant force to be contended with, and catered to.

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Backstage at Oleg Cassini’s show.

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At the Oleg Cassini show, a series of meringue-like frocks with sweetheart necklines emerged onto the runway.

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Monique Lhuillier presented her collection at the large, open Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet space.

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A detail at Monique Lhuillier.

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At Monique Lhuillier, models fanned out over the Olympic-size floor, then made their way to a stage where there were a few empty chairs.

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Models at the Monique Lhuillier show wore shades that included “blush, hydrangea, pistachio and mist,” as if springing from a box of the ubiquitous Ladurée macarons.

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Monique Lhuillier also got cute with the feet, showing an open-toed lace bootee or two.

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The Truly Zac Posen bridal presentation at his atelier on Laight Street in TriBeCa was an old-fashioned appointment-only viewing.

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“I get in there with my scissors,” says Zac Posen of his emphatic personal involvement in a mass-produced line, Truly Zac Posen, that has been ordered for a second season by the chain David’s Bridal and runs, with unusual generosity for a name-brand designer, from size 0 to 26.

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The Hudson River flowed temptingly out the window of the dramatic 14th-floor loft setting for Marchesa, the brand codesigned by Harvey Weinstein’s wife, Georgina Chapman.

Here, a scene from backstage.

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A detail of the lace socks worn at Marchesa.

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“Wow,” Mr. Weinstein said, surveying a standing-room-only crowd at Marchesa.

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The Carolina Herrera show in Midtown, displayed plenty of tulle and organza for the jet set.

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Backstage at Carolina Herrera.

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On the runway at Carolina Herrera.

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Oscar de la Renta’s bridal unit confidently distills the essence of his brand: judicious ruffle here, trumpet hem there.

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A look from the Oscar de la Renta bridal collection.

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Some looks at Oscar de la Renta were upstaged by a few very young flower girls walking the runway in light makeup, not all of them smiling.

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