INSIDE THE WORLD OF MONVIEVE
Monvieve is a couture bridal accessory company based in New York and Italy.
Elegant and definitive, the collection includes both bespoke veils from Italy and couture headpieces from France. Representing the highest levels of European traditions, the unforgettable heirloom veil collection expresses luxury in both exquisite fabrications and workmanship, while the headpieces confer the sophistication and glamour of French couture. Drawing upon the industry’s premium offerings, magnificent Chantilly lace is created in the finest French houses and silks/tulles are custom developed in Italy. Maintaining complete creative discretion to source, design and manufacture with exclusive resources and master artisans, Monvieve looks to the future of dressing brides worldwide.
Where does the best of Made in Italy and Made in France find a home in NY?
Welcome to 130 W 57th… a landmarked Art Nouveau building where designers, directors and artists have lived and worked over the last 110 years. Finding inspiration in a place that was the center of artistic activities, Monvieve’s ethos of design, heritage and heirloom has come home.
Located on the south side of 57th Street, the tall, projecting bay windows set in geometrically ornamented cast iron frames bring the north light so prized by artists, and suggest the unique spatial arrangement in the building. Built in 1907/8 to provide living and working facilities for artists, the studio building at 130 West 57th is a rare surviving example of this unusual building type, and a reminder of the early 20th century when West 57th was a center of artistic activities. Surrounded by the Arts Studio League, Carnegie Hall, The Directors Guild and many other sites devoted to the arts, its distinguished history of tenants include Ray Charles, Woody Allen, William Dean Howells and Childe Hassam—in whose works the distinctive trapezoidal windows appear.
Driven by a sophisticated aesthetic, Monvieve represents a sublime beauty that stands apart from the crowd. Finding inspiration in an extremely discerning client that expects a certain savoir-vivre and exclusivity from her bridal attire, Monvieve is the essence of Milanese refinement and Parisian chic.
Favoring the eye without neglecting touch or emotion, Monvieve fully understands that a product must be original to resonate with a bride. Innovation starts with creativity and design, premised with a deep respect for craft and technique. At Monvieve, quality of workmanship and materials reign front and center.
Fully produced by hand in Italy, every piece is made to order. Possibilities are endless and customization is a common request.
The creative force behind AlidioMichelli, Alison Miller brings a designer ready-to-wear/couture background and deep artistic sensibility to the bridal world… one that celebrates bridal as a composite of lifestyle, culture and emotion, and delivers an exciting product with a definitive point of view.
Ivy league fine art trained Miller has her base in the visual arts: she worked at Phillips in New York, the Tate Gallery in London, and collaborated in Rome with the late Mario Schifano on numerous projects including the Venice Biennale. Constantly designing clothes, Miller developed a private clientele while living in Europe. Through her travels she gained in-depth knowledge and appreciation for exquisite fabrics while honing her skills alongside Roman tailors, couturiers and artisans. Her fine art background and well informed affinity for architecture and industrial design cemented an aesthetic of clean, sculptural silhouettes grounded in Italian tailoring and couture technique. Upon returning to New York, she attended the Fashion Institute of Technology and received the graduating fashion show critic’s award.