the story of Claire Pettibone
Claire is a self-described true romantic with a vision for vintage romance with an enchanted bohemian spirit. Since launching the company with her husband in 1994, she has brought her feminine sensibility to fashion. Her designs are often inspired by the nature and they have become so ubiquitous to her brand. Claire’s gentle use of color, couture details, European laces and graceful embroideries flutter and flow to make a woman look and feel like a goddess.
Claire dreams up a shoe collection that has the quintessential Claire Pettibone touch which has made her a household name across the globe. The feminine styles crafted from silks and fine materials feature embroideries, French lace motifs and Guipure appliqués, in a delicate pastel color palette. This collection was inspired by many of the same elements that comprise her wedding gowns…details from nature with a touch of the whimsical and ethereal.
A classic bridal pump featuring French embroidery patterns with a gorgeous scalloped edge to embellish the design. The removable silk ribbon bow is a nod to the iconic ballerina. One of Pettibone’s favorite elements as the bride can choose to customize the design with their own ribbon or heirloom piece.
A little “something blue” for a romantic nod to tradition. The Freya shoes make a delicate, romantic finishing touch with a double ankle strap, and tiny flower buds blooming on the heels. Just a tiny hint of shimmer with silver threads intertwined with ivory and baby blue embroidery and a few dew-drops of clear sequins.
Flora is a quintessential Claire shoe; pale blush flowers with sage green and rose gold accents embroidered onto blush silk satin. A little vintage, a little whimsy, and all of nature’s beauty wrapped up into an utterly romantic statement piece.
Iridescent blooming vines are stitched on the mesh upper, and Guipure lace butterflies (a Pettibone signature) have landed to take a sip of nectar. At the back of the show, two winged lovers have found each other, so when the heels are together, they make a sweet pair. The butterflies are hand-tinted, so each pair is unique, and this shoe is available by special order as a limited edition.