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In the Couture Tradition: The Gowns of Suzanne Perron

Dates: October 2013 – January 2014

“Some little girls dream of their wedding dress. I dreamed of everyone else’s.”

New Orleans dress designer, LSU alumna, and author of “Designing in Ivory and White,” Suzanne Perron specializes in the custom design of bridal, debutant, and Mardi Gras gowns using couture techniques, such as fabric manipulation, hand beading, and lace sculpting. The exhibit In the Couture Tradition: The Gowns of Suzanne Perron featured Rex Maid, Queen, and bridal gowns, one of which was Suzanne’s own wedding dress. Suzanne graduated with top undergraduate honors from LSU and attended a one-year accelerated program in fashion design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City where she received the Bill Blass Award, which recognized her as the outstanding graduate of her class.  Following her education, Perron accepted positions at Carolina Herrera, Anna Sui, Ralph Rucci, Christina Perrin, and Vera Wang before moving home to New Orleans and opening her own studio.

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