May 29, 2023

In collaboration with longtime Shondaland costume designer Lyn Elizabeth Paolo, Shondaland and Attract Bridals have introduced a first-ever bridal robe assortment impressed by the opulence of Netflix’s Bridgerton and Queen Charlotte. The Bridgerton Weddings assortment will convey to life Paolo’s beautiful Regency- and Georgian-era designs which have come to outline the multifaceted Queen Charlotte within the Bridgerton prequel collection. Paolo beforehand labored as a dressing up marketing consultant on Bridgerton and is an intimate a part of bringing the splendid Bridgerverse to life.

The thought behind the gathering was initiated by Shonda Rhimes and Sandie Bailey, Shondaland’s chief innovation and design officer, once they approached Paolo with the chance to design a bridal robe assortment influenced by Queen Charlotte’s period within the Bridgerton collection.

“The Attract group have been spectacular in listening and sharing and creating collectively,” says Paolo, who’s labored with Shondaland for a decade on exhibits together with Scandal, How To Get Away With Homicide and Inventing Anna. “They couldn’t have been extra collaborative, and I believe it’s simply this second the place followers of the present, particularly the brides who’re watching the present, can get slightly style of the present of their private lives and really feel spectacular and really feel regal like our Queen Charlotte is regal.” 

Paolo labored with Attract Bridal because the inventive director and designer of the gathering and customized three bespoke robes for the debut. One robe takes direct inspiration from the flowery wedding ceremony gown that Queen Charlotte (India Amarteifio) wears for her nuptials to King George III (Corey Mylchreest).

Paolo is now the second costume designer to collaborate with a franchise through Shondaland’s “Seat on the Desk” initiative. This system goals to convey Shondaland creatives into licensing offers with massive franchises and was launched final November with Bridgerton season one costume designer Ellen Mirojnick and her collaboration with jeweler Monica Wealthy Kosann for a recent, Regency-inspired positive jewellery assortment.

Lyn Elizabeth Paolo’s sketch for a design within the Bridgerton Weddings assortment.

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“The truth that Shonda Rhimes is doing this with the inventive group and permitting us a seat on the desk is kind of outstanding and it’s highlighting what individuals within the inventive parts of the movie business try this lots of people didn’t actually know that costume designers existed twenty years in the past,” says Paolo. “It’s giving individuals the second to precise their creativity differently and develop as a inventive individual.”

This system is ready to pair many creatives with their first franchise offers in an business which has a historical past of not together with costume designers in product launches.

Lyn Elizabeth Paolo

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However this isn’t Paolo’s first time lending her inventive spin to a product collaboration. In 2014, she teamed with Kerry Washington, ABC TV, and The Restricted to design and launch the Scandal Assortment.

For the Attract Bridals and Bridgerton assortment, Paolo honed Regency- and Georgian-era silhouettes whereas staying true to the signature lace, materials, and gildings delicately embedded on Queen Charlotte’s robes. She says followers can anticipate a mixture of robes that mirror the romance and glamour of Bridgerton and types that lean nearer to younger Queen Charlotte’s extravagant Parisian wedding ceremony robe.

“There have been two bridal robes that Queen Charlotte wore, the fundamental English robe and what she referred to as her Parisian robe, and also you’ll see within the assortment, one in all my sketches correlates to the second robe which is slightly bit extra detailed within the entrance and the bodice and fully stone on the entrance,” she says. “I might say that the robe is the archetype for the three robes that we’re making for Attract which are primarily based on Queen Charlotte.”

Lyn Elizabeth Paolo’s sketch for a design within the Bridgerton Weddings assortment displaying a glance with the skirt indifferent.

Lyn Elizabeth Paolo/Courtesy of Shondaland

The gathering is ready to debut this December with costs starting from $1,600 to $3,000 a gown.

Paolo says the gathering will finally give brides-to-be the chance to remodel into their very own model of a Bridgeton royal with romance-meets-glamour robes that captures the essence of the Bridgerverse. “The response is all the time so great. Individuals simply love the world and so they immerse themselves on the earth and need to know each tiny element inside it. I’ve so many requests from individuals out on the earth: ‘What was that gown made from? I need to put on that for my wedding ceremony.’ This offers the followers the chance to search out these superb robes and they’re already made for them,” she says.

Provides Bailey, “Shondaland values the connection we’ve cultivated with Lyn over the previous 10 years. To convey her into our Seat on the Desk initiative and work alongside her on such an attractive bridal assortment was extremely inspiring. Her artistry shines within the elegant strains of Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story costumes and we’re excited to have the ability to convey the identical romance and class of Lyn’s designs to {the marketplace} with such extremely valued leaders within the bridal area, Attract Bridals.”