What is the benefit of purchasing your gown directly from the Carol Hannah Flagship?
Brides who visit our studio have the advantage of shopping every gown in our current and past collections, seeing where and how they are made, and making nearly any customization they want tweak a current style or start from scratch with a custom designed gown! Our brides are also able to take advantage of buying where our gowns are made by coming in for fittings during the production process: rather than starting the alterations process after the gown is complete, we fit the base of your gown before we begin draping or adding embellishment. Instead of altering a standard sized gown to fit you, we simply build the gown around your body! This results in a better fit in the end and less alterations stress on the garment overall.
What 3 things do we want every bride to know about us as a brand?
1 - We make every gown in our NYC fashion district studio one at a time, by hand. No mass production overseas here! This lets us implement the highest quality techniques – French seams, baby seams, tiny baby hems, building our own corsets, hand draping – while allowing tons of flexibility in sizing and timing. We can adjust our patterns for uncommon body proportions within production and we can do it fast. Need a dress in a week? Done. Need a super specific shade of blush? We can make it. Got big tatas and a tiny waist? High five, we’ve got you covered (literally).
2 - We love tweaking our styles to suit our brides. As long as it makes sense aesthetically and is on point with our brand, we’ll do it.
3 - Our aesthetic starts with the absolute best quality silk textiles you can find, many of which are woven exclusively for us at the most prestigious European mills in the industry. Our embellishments are developed from the fabric itself to create organic texture. We build a 100% silk foundation into the interior all of our gowns. You may not see it in something like a draped gown because it is within the layers, but you can definitely feel the difference on your body and see the support it provides without being stiff and uncomfortable. Our gowns feel as good and move as well as they look.
What makes us special in this world of wedding wear?
We believe in magic. We are super passionate about dresses and keep our production more exclusive because we care about every little detail. As an independent design house, we are driven by the artistic side of fashion more than the commercial. Yes, we want to sell our dresses, but we won’t sacrifice true design and innovation just to do that. Our point of view is truly unique and we don’t try to just do our version of what’s already out there. Our customers are looking for something different and we offer that in the best quality possible.
Where are our garments produced?
In our NYC studio, by us!
What are some common customizations requested?
Most common are combining a bodice of one gown with the skirt of another, changing strapless to non-strapless (or vice versa), changing the type of sweetheart neckline, other colors, less or more volume in skirts or underskirts, or creating transitional pieces (for example, adding a dramatic over-skirt to a sleeker, sexier trumpet gown to be worn for just the ceremony).