Vintage wedding gowns can be restored and redesigned. Janice Martin Couture has made an art of reinventing mother’s or even grandmother’s original wedding gowns for contemporary brides who dream of wearing an heirloom wedding dress.
As is the case for many brides, both fit, cut and quality of the original gown are major concerns. Vintage gowns can be taken apart and reconstructed for more modern looks and silhouettes.
Janice has removed sleeves, moved entire necklines, and reconstructed skirts to create the perfect “new” gown. The incorporating of new fabric to match or compliment the original gown can often times include the creation of a new bodice or skirt.
Janice was commissioned in 1997 to restore the wedding veil of one of the most iconic brides of the 21st century—Princess Grace of Monaco.