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Stella McCartney Ruby gown, $4,600. Photography courtesy of stella mccartney

Modern Love

by slh

Stella McCartney’s debut bridal collection

“In this day and age, the wedding day is something very different to how it’s [been] traditionally perceived,” says Stella McCartney. With her first bridal offering, Made with Love, the British designer appeals to a modern bride, proffering 17 styles, including a double-breasted tuxedo, a high-necked gown with a plunging back and a lace-embroidered jumpsuit. Honoring tradition and modernism, she balances classic couture fabrics (chiffon, lace)with sustainable viscose and adds a sweet touch with a sewn-in “something blue” tag bearing a personal message. Designing wedding gowns is “something that I feel very passionately about and is very close to my heart,” McCartney says. By appointment. 3333 Bristol St., Ste. 2216, Costa Mesa, 657-273-5727; stellamccartney.com; nordstrom.com.

Written by KHANH T.L. TRAN.