Wedding dress designer, Claire Pettibone studied fashion design at Otis, and in 1994, started her own wedding gown line with her business partner and husband, Guy Toley. With a flagship store in Beverly Hills, CA, Claire’s designs are carried by top bridal boutiques all over the country.
Pettibone’s designs evoke her early childhood memories of living in a rustic 19th century farmhouse surrounded by simple natural beauty, sweeping vistas, and rolling hills. Her wedding gowns are inspired by nature, embellished with luxurious fabrics, intricate hand-cut detailing, and timeless themes.
For the 2012-13 season, Claire mentored Otis College of Art and Design students to design sweet young bridal dresses for non-traditional brides, along with, soft nighties and pajamas.. Here is a gallery of pics from the Otis Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show, held in Beverly Hills on May 5, 2013, showcasing the student designs created with Claire Pettibone’s mentorship.