Jean Ralph Thurin is another Parsons School of Fashion Design alumni putting out collections this season. He was always inspired by the classic couture houses like Dior and Chanel. His bridal collection reflects those silhouettes, ranging from trumpet and mermaid shapes to tiered ballgowns and cool capes that a Hitchcock femme fatale could rock.
Fashionistas of television love his work. He has fans in Kim Kardashian, Glee's Jenna Ushkowitz and Extra's Courtney Lopez. He specializes in one-of-a-kind designs in the tradition of Haute Couture.
I like the special touches of embroidery and the beaded hair accessories Thurin's brides were styled with. His last season was inspired by Bond Girls and the collection before that found its muse in Faberge Easter Eggs. I'm looking forward to seeing what is next for Jean Ralph Thurin!