September 2 2014

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Des Kohan’s Wedding Dress Requirements


When fashion folk get married, they don’t exactly head to Kleinfeld’s. Often as not, they’ll ring up a designer to have something semi-original whipped up, with shoes, hair, and makeup all following in the same vein. It’s exactly this insider perk that Des Kohan boutique owner Desiree Kohan is providing for her clientele. “We have the designers themselves come in for fittings,” explains Kohan from her Los Angeles store. “We do what we’d do for a friend.” Those designers include CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalist Juan Carlos Obando, Vicente Vallarin, and Kohan herself. Matching shoes are ordered up from Azzedine Alaïa or Hussein Chalayan and jewelry appears from Gabriela Artigas. She’ll even sort out marital minutiae like hairpieces, tights, and lingerie. The designer-retailer recently cemented the service in place with the addition of a private tea salon for fittings and meetings. One caveat: Not everyone gets to achieve insta-VIP girlfriend status. “We do an interview and if we click, we move forward,” she explains. Frothy would-be bridezilla (be honest, girls, you know who you are) need not apply.

Photo: Marcio Madeira



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