Phone: 646 638 9600
Address: 118 West 20th St, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10011
Designer: Vivian Dessy Diamond, Lela Rose,
Alfred Sung, Jenny Yoo
Year Founded: 1939
Collection(s): After Six Bridal, After Six Bridesmaids, After Six men’s tuxedo accessories, Alfred Sung Bridesmaids, Dessy Collection, Dessy Flower Girls,
Dessy Gifts and Accessories, Lela Rose Bridesmaids, Pantone Wedding, Social Bridesmaids, Twist Dress, 57 Grand Bridesmaids.
Categories: Bridesmaids, flower girls, men’s formal wear and accessories, accessories, gifts.
The Dessy Group was originally known as A & M Rosenthal, established 1939. Our founder Margot Rosenthal is credited with the veil and attendants headpieces in this Modern Bride photo at the Plaza Hotel NYC 1949. In the 1950's, her daughter Ronnie and Ronnie's husband Andrew took over the business and added bridesmaid dresses to the Dessy lines.
"Now known as The Dessy Group, the business continues as a leading manufacturer of bridesmaid dresses, social occasion, flowergirls and destination wedding gowns under the labels Dessy Collection, After Six, Alfred Sung, Lela Rose Bridesmaid, Social Bridesmaids, 57 Grand and After Six Wedding."
Alfred Sung is a Canadian fashion designer, producing apparel and perfume for men and women. He is a minimalist who emanated qualities of simplicity, ease, sophistication and classicism. He studied design in Paris and New York before moving to Canada in 1972. In 1976, he opened his own shop called Moon and in 1980, created the Monaco Group Inc. He developed the Alfred Sung label which has become very popular in the Canadian market and sold at major retailers. Sung's main aim is to create clean, modern, timeless fashions that offer quality, style and value, to professional men and women. Sung illustrated his desire for order and balance through his passion for detail, He is not satisfied until all components are harmonious. Alfred Sung has received international acclaim as a well-known Canadian designer. His collection includes fragrance, eyewear, sunglasses, jewelry, watches, leather goods, tuxedos, bridal gowns and bridesmaid dresses.
After Six has remained the largest men's formalwear manufacturer from its inception through today. It all began at the turn of the last century when men going formal wore tails and wing collars. Fast-forward to today and the elegant black tuxedo still sends a message of personal style. But as much as fashions have changed, After Six tuxedos have always meant good times and good taste. Did you know that After Six actually invented tuxedo rentals? Or that the company was the first to bring out a machine-washable tuxedo? And as if that wasn't enough, After Six signed the first Hollywood star, Tony Martin, to appear in its tuxedos. The company took formalwear to the fights in Atlantic City and also put some of the most famous menswear designer labels into tuxedos, like Oscar de la Renta. That's why over the years when the invitation read "Black Tie", After Six was there.
Following the success of the Lela Rose wedding collection, and the much talked about dress designs Lela Rose created for Jenna Bush's "house party", it seemed only natural that the Lela Rose Bridesmaid collection would follow. Rose partnered with The Dessy Group for an exclusive bridesmaid line, with gowns and cocktail dresses in an extensive palette. Combining elements from her signature collection such as layered crinkle chiffon and pleated cotton faille, the Lela Rose Bridesmaid dresses focus on designer quality fabrication and detailing while remaining accessible.
Internationally recognized designer, Jenny Yoo, has partnered with The Dessy Group to design a collection of bridesmaid dresses inspired by current fashion trends and the voice of the modern bride. She is known for her understated yet sophisticated aesthetic, and feminine and refined looks. The JY Jenny Yoo Bridesmaid Collection is perfect for the bride and bridesmaid who are looking for a dress that she can wear not only on the wedding day, but again and again for any special occasion.
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