WHAT AN HONOR! Virginia Bride Magazine owner/publisher, Angeline Frame, made a wonderful connection and got me in touch with Aaron Michael, designer from Project Runway, Season 19. The rest is history! After speaking with Aaron about his wedding gown collection and inspirations, one thing was evident, his love for his grandmother. That love turned into inspiration which developed into a beautiful work of art, The Black Ribbon Gown.
” I really wanted to create moments, not just a garment. We put on clothes everyday, but we usually don’t get up and throw on a gown. I think when you do put on a gown, it should make you feel unstoppable, sparkling, and well……give you a moment!” -Aaron Michael
“Aaron Michael grew up in Moorefield, a small town in West Virginia, where he always had a passion for fashion. After the loss of his mother, he was raised by his grandparents, who made sure he never felt less than others and would always be himself. A self-taught designer, Aaron cut his first pattern by tracing his body onto fabric while lying on his friend’s basement floor. Over the years, he has dressed multiple national pageant winners, Rupaul’s contestants, university and regional theater actors, and others. Aaron’s focus now is on his two design lines: Aaron Michael and Aaron Michael Costume Shoppe. In 2019, Michael showed his designs at New Orleans Fashion Week, which put him on the map and was a defining moment in his career. Aaron recently competed on Bravo’s Project Runway Season 19!” I JUST LOVE A GREAT LOVE STORY! I just love a beautiful love story, and Aaron’s is so inspiring. With that inspiration, I created Aaron’s signature Black Ribbon gown and presented it to him at the Richmond Bridal Show on 2/26 after Aaron launched his beautiful new gown collection. Virginia Beach
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