One of the best things about working at MSW is that we're constantly meeting wonderful, incredible individuals who happen to love weddings as much as we do. Christina Dalle Pezze, designer and founder of Simple Silhouettes, a line of chic and flattering bridesmaid dresses, was one of those people.
From the magazine’s earliest days, I always thought of Christina as being at the forefront of dressing attendants. I remember the first time I visited her studio in Brooklyn. She showed me dozens of swatches and told me she could make any of her dress styles in a wide range of fabrics and colors. Today, the notion that bridesmaid ought to have some leeway when it comes to selecting their dressseems like a no-brainer. Back then, however, this idea was simply revolutionary; as a whole, “cookie cutter” was a term that could be used to describe both weddings and wedding fashions.
I want to take a moment to share the sad news that Christina recently passed away. She was one of our industry’s true pioneers but, more importantly, someone I considered a dear friend. On behalf of the entire staff of Martha Stewart Weddings, we send our condolences to Christina’s family. It was an honor to work with her, and we’ll cherish our many memories of doing so.