Last week I had the pleasure of visiting Galia Lahav, the haute couture bridal fashion house on Dizengoff Street. The moment I walked into the salon I heard the Hebrew version of "Quiet on the Set!" due to the camera crew filming the 2012 Miss Israel contestants, all who will be strutting their stuff decked out in Galia Lahav evening gowns this Wednesday, March 7th. After navigating my way through the cameramen, I was greeted by the very beautiful Osnat, the daughter of Galia Lahav and one of the current owners and managers of the salon, who told me all about this years bridal collection.
Inspired by the Oscar winning silent film "The Artist," the Galia Lahav 2012 Collection is designed with details and silhouettes that allude to 1920-1930s style. Rather than bright white, this year's collection is in shades of off-white, ivory, and cream and finished with pearls, small flowers, laces, and a layered look. Below are some of the magazine worthy photographs taken of the gowns around Tel Aviv and Neve Tsedek.
Some Additional Info on Galia Lahav:
As described by Osnat, the typical Galia Lahav bride is "fashionable, unique, appreciates style, and is meticulous about her appearance." As a haute couture brand, each gown is made to fit for each bride, meaning custom adjustments or completely custom gowns are readily available. All the gowns are made in Israel with fabrics and laces imported from all over the world, and are available for both rent and for purchase (from 10,000-18,000nis). Take a look at the beautiful gowns below and more collections on the Galia Lahav website here.