One of our most recent brides wore this butterfly printed taffeta gown in white by Zac Posen. It was breathtaking, we literally gasped at the first look. She descended the massive sweeping staircase inside the New York Public Library, in the evening, amidst lovely projections of butterflies — fantasy indeed of the highest order. Serendipitously, I am right in the middle of reading Studio Saint-Ex, by Ania Szado. It is a brand new novel about Antoine de Saint-ExupĂ©ry, his exile in New York City in the early 1940s and the writing of The Little Prince. It is also very much about the fashion world during the war years. A certain collection of butterfly gowns is a central element at the start of Studio Saint-Ex, a character in itself, just as Zac Posen’s gorgeous butterfly gown was a most fabulous guest at the wedding. 

Studio Saint-Ex by Ania Szado(Alfred A. Knopf, 2013)