“I wanted to celebrate love through modern pieces that were purely about the shapes and the white color code — not too princess-y, fuss-free — [in a] transposition of what we do at Maison Michel,” said artistic director Priscilla Royer, who wants these pieces to have a life beyond the occasion and become part of one’s style. “And selfishly think about your special day again and again,” she quipped.
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Consisting of 15 hats and headpieces drawn from the brand’s signature shapes, the initial range will be distinguished by a white label with gold lettering. It will become the basis for a permanent bridal line, with additional models coming on a yearly basis.
Styles range from classic wedding headpieces, with a variety of headband styles including a floral wraparound version and a pillbox hat named Jackie, finished with a dramatic tumble of tulle; to more modern options, such as the New Billy beret and the Souna bucket hat, both with a birdcage veil. The Henrietta fedora and Kiki boater hat will nod to a more unisex approach, as reflected in a series of Polaroids that captured them on male heads.
Prices will be in keeping with the seasonal counterparts of each model, starting around 300 euros for a bow-bedecked barrette or simpler headbands and up to 600 euros for more elaborate turbans and sunhats.
The Maison Michel bridal line will be available from the brand’s flagship stores and e-commerce, as well as its network of retailers such as Le Bon Marché, Harrods and Net-a-porter.