The 2021 bridal couture collection by Galia Lahav, named Dancing Queen, is a celebration of bridal fashion. Some may equate the term “Dancing Queen” with the iconic ABBA song, but this lineup of wedding gowns was inspired by strong female figures within the dance world, including Anna Pavlova and Alba Arnova. From romantic tulle to two-in-one wedding gowns, next year’s Galia Lahav brides will be beautifully dressed to celebrate love, whether it’s a large gathering in Las Vegas or an intimate destination wedding in the Caribbean. We asked Sharon Sever – Head Designer of the Galia Lahav House of Couture – to share more about the inspiration behind his latest collection.

Q: What is your favorite dress in the Dancing Queen collection and why?
A: I never have a favorite; these are all my children.

Q: What did you enjoy most about designing your 2021 bridal couture collection?
A: During these challenging times, I am fortunate enough to be able to bring joy and spread happiness among our brides on the happiest day of their lives. This is a very emotional collection.

Q: Where did you draw inspiration from for this season?
A: I am always inspired by the arts, especially the dance world and movement, as strong women surround me and are my driving force. I was very impressed with Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova's life story, who contributed immensely to the art scene. Another story that really touched me is the story about Alba Arnova, who performed on Italian TV with a semi-sheer bodysuit and caused a scandal which banned her from the entertainment industry. Today's perception of femininity allows total freedom for women to be who they really are.

Q: What trends are you looking forward to seeing on brides?
A: I always aim to make a bride's dress reflect her personality, so that she wears the dress, and the dress doesn't wear her. Therefore, the many lightweight and vaporous volumes in the Dancing Queen collection bring a new dimension to the bridal world which I love. Since the current situation is forcing us to be more creative and more personal, it is very exciting to see that most brides are staying true to themselves and giving even more attention to their dream dress by adding personal touches and details, making the dresses closer to their own personal style. So, to sum the above, I would say individuality IS the biggest trend.

Q: Do you offer custom designs?
A: We are a house of couture and custom design is what we do.

Q: What is your favorite bridal couture style?
A: I love being surprised, so I always expect the unexpected.

Q: Who or what inspires you as a designer?
A: I am very inspired by the arts, especially the world of music which includes: Dance, Opera, MTV, and everything that combines visual and musical elements.

Q: Who is your fashion icon?
A: I have so many, although many of my favorite muses draw their inspiration from the iconic Rita Hayworth

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