Ivanka and the Sleeve


The Cut, a blog from New York Magazine posted this:

“New York Times fashion critic Cathy Horyn loved Ivanka Trump’s custom Vera Wang wedding dress. She just died over the sleeves, which Wang had to add since the groom is Orthodox and Ivanka just converted. “We’re so used to seeing brides in strapless dresses that Ms. Trump’s gown made a fresh statement,” Horyn writes. Wang had about a month to make the dress, which was inspired by Grace Kelly’s wedding dress. Ivanka liked it because of the “lace and the royal factor.” Wang hopes to continue making modest wedding gowns in the future.

“She was actually very much about being covered and I seized on the chance to do a dress that wasn’t naked and very Hollywood.”

… Did she think Ms. Trump might start a trend with her sleeves? “She might very,” Ms. Wang said. “Nothing would make me happier. I’ve been doing strapless dresses for 15 years. It’s tiring.”

She’s right — all those naked brides with their bare shoulders are so cliché. Women should be walking down the aisle with all kinds of sleeves. Pirate sleeves, batwing sleeves, Gareth Pugh armor sleeves, gorilla-arm sleeves … or should they?”


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One response to “Ivanka and the Sleeve

  1. I have to say, as an Orthodox Jew I was pleasantly surprised by all the press Ivanka’s dress received. It is so nice to have people admiring, for once, a gown for a woman who wanted to be beautiful and modest on her wedding day, instead of the ads in bridal magazines and covers of People that are incredibly out of touch with how many people choose to dress. For so many couples throughout the world, the day represents not only love but faith. Cheers for Ivanka and for other women who show that the stereotypical strapless gown isn’t the only option.

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