Anne Barge Curve Couture at Kleinfeld
NEW YORK – American bridal designer Anne Barge hosted a cocktail reception at Kleinfeld on the evening of Wednesday, January 25, 2017 to toast the new Anne Barge Curve Couture campaign, a size-inclusive trunk show the brand announced last December.
Anne Barge Curve Couture is a new rotating trunk show featuring gowns in U.S. sample sizes 16-20, offering a radical change from the existing size 4-8 samples in stores and on trunk shows now. According to company president Shawne Jacobs, this new endeavor is a response to demand from retailers across the U.S. with clientele seeking high-end bridal couture in sizes 16-20. The trunk show consists of 15 best-selling styles from past and current collections with gowns retailing between $2,000 and $7,000.
In a statement from retail owner Mara Urshel, “For years, Kleinfeld has fearlessly committed to expanding our offerings in the plus size category. We are thrilled to be congratulating Anne Barge and Shawne Jacobs tonight in this exciting time of brand growth and we are looking forward to a successful trunk show this weekend”.
Special guests included body-positive style expert Alex Michael May, Kleinfeld owner Mara Urshel, and designer Anne Barge. Attendees enjoyed wine by Amado Sur and catering by Sweet Bay Treats.
The Anne Barge Curve Couture Trunk Show will remain at Kleinfeld Bridal throughout the end of January.