The CHRISTOS assortment, now below the artistic direction of Amsale, owner and creative director of AMSALE, has long been established because the couture assortment for the classic, romantic bride.
CHRISTOS was established by Cyprus-born designer Christos Yiannakou. After heading his collection for over twenty years, he retired in 2005, leaving Amsale at the helm of the CHRISTOS collection. As creative director, Amsale has upheld CHRISTOS legacy for tradition whereas infusing a touch of her own modern sensibility into the gathering. Amsale sees CHRISTOS as a natural extension of her own collection, as both are rooted in classic timelessness. A romantic at heart, she reveres CHRISTOS as a venue for her a lot of ancient side. In opposition to the trendy aesthetic that defines the AMSALE assortment, CHRISTOS evokes a feeling of fairy-tale, femininity, and romance.
Amsale’s CHRISTOS robes have long stood out for his or her impeccable heirloom quality. Her use of the finest silks, French laces and silk organza are staples of the collection. CHRISTOS designs are particularly known for his or her use of Alençon lace, or point d’Alençon, a type of needle lace created in a very French city by the same name. Alençon, a small town in Normandy, began producing lace within the sixteenth century. This same lace is used today to create CHRISTOS classic romantic styles.
Hollywood has embraced Amsale’s CHRISTOS assortment, that includes CHRISTOS gowns in the Katherine Heigl film 27 Dresses, and also the August 2009 film The Accidental Husband, starring Uma Thurman. CHRISTOS additionally traveled down the wide-screen aisle in Kate Hudson’s film My Best Friend’s Girl, which released nationwide in September 2008.
CHRISTOS gowns can be found at the AMSALE Flagship Salon in New York Town, in Saks Fifth Avenue bridal salons, Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus and at choose luxury retailers within the US, Tokyo, Seoul, Moscow, Mexico City and Hong Kong.