Dreamweavers for Bay Area Brides
Early Career Indicators: As a girl, Claudine would make doll clothes out of old socks and bits of lace. She has since traded dolls for brides. Claudine is proud to carry on a family tradition of Old World couture craftsmanship, begun by her great-grandmother.
Been A Pro Since: Claudine designed her first gown, of white satin and lace, in 1969. She’s been designing custom formalwear for discerning women ever since.
Signature Style: Romantic, artistic, elegant.
Design Philosophy: “My brides don’t have to settle; each is given exactly what she wants.”
Fashion Inspirations: “I draw my creative vision from each individual bride—her personality, body structure and taste.”
Most Important Question For Clients: “How do you want to feel?”Average Price Range: $3,000–$6,000, depending on design and fabric selection.
It’s In The Details: Claudine’s gowns are all French-seamed or completely lined. Beading and embroidery are done by hand.
Extras: After the wedding, Claudine cleans and preserves your ensemble in museum-quality packaging.
Known For: Her expert redesigns of heirloom gowns; patience, listening, and detailed creativity.
Why Go Custom? “Brides come to me for personal attention, honest expert advice and a truly unique gown.”
Notable Clients: Won’t divulge names, but her special occasion gowns have been worn all over the world, from the Emmys in L.A. to the Bolshoi Ballet in Russia.
Fun Facts: Claudine is a world traveler, Tai Chi practitioner, certified scuba diver, and white-water rafter.