INSIDE THE WORLD OF MONVIEVE
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.