The dresses, separates and accessories for sale on this page have all been designed and handmade by Anne Fontenoy. Some are one-off designs, at full price while some others are samples from her collection which are for sale at reduced prices.
More dresses and accessories will be added to this website but in the meantime you can either make an appointment to see the ready made dresses, hand painted silk scarves, bridal and evening accessories that are for sale and also view other dresses Anne has designed for her collection which are made to order. In the meantime you can view a selection of accessories and clothes for sale in Anne’s online shop.
Thai Silk wedding dress with hand beaded corded lace – £750 (reduced price)
Thai silk wedding dress in ivory lined with habotai silk. Silk bodice is covered with corded lace which has been hand beaded with imitation pearl beads.
This is a sample dress made from slightly faulty silk which has been washed several times. It has been displayed in shop windows and wedding fairs so it is slightly imperfect.
The dress is approximately UK size 8 to 10 and is for sale, reduced from £2,500 to £750 due to imperfections from display and the fault in the silk . Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to view the dress by appointment only.
Silk bias cut wedding dress – £750 (reduced sample price)
Ivory silk bias cut wedding dress. This is a one-off dress from Anne Fontenoy’s collection. As with all her dresses, it is sewn completely by hand so there is no machine stitching, although most of the stitches are invisible with just some hand finishing. It is made from Princess satin, a silk which is no longer available and it is lined with 100% silk habotai.
The dress is an average small size that would probably fit a UK size 8 or 10 and maybe a small size 12?
Most of the satin is on the inside of the dress. The skirt is edged with the satin side of the fabric and the wide straps are made of the satin side of the material as is the side drape of the cross over skirt.
The ivory colour is a particularly rich ivory colour with cream overtones.
The cross over at the waist fastens with an intricately cut mother of pearl button.
This dress would normally cost around £2,000 but it is reduced to £750. This is because it has been on show at various wedding and artisan shows and has been on display as a sample for customers to see the design. It has been thoroughly steam cleaned but it has a few snags, mostly on the inside of the dress so the inside of the fabric is sightly imperfect, hence the reduction in price of this unique dress.
Although Anne may add a wedding dress with a similar style to her collection, this particular design will not be made again, particularly as the Princess satin with its very supple drape, is no longer available to purchase.
Damask pink cashmere and silk tunic – flexible size. £400
Pink tunic made from cashmere and silk. The main fabric is a 33% cashmere and 67% silk voile in a soft damask rose colour which is lined with a tan coloured 100% silk habotai which enhances the depth of the rose colour.
The design is snug on the shoulders and then flows very softly over the body. The wide neck and fluid design mean that no fastening is needed to do up the tunic.
One-off tunic £400.
The cashmere and silk voile is no longer available but variations on the style can be made to order, POA
This generously fluid bias cut flowing tunic fits from about 77 cm (30 in) to 114 cm (45 in) bust
Back neck width 30 cm (11 ¾ in)
front neck depth 20.8 cm (7 ¾ in)
Front centre length 51.5 cm (20 ¼ in)
back centre length (21 ¾ in) 55 cm
sleeve length 49.5 cm (19 ½ in) around top of arm 34 cm (13 ½ in)
Blue silk chiffon flounced skirt with dark ivory spots – £250 (reduced sample price)
Dark blue silk chiffon skirt with dark ivory spots, lined with dark blue habotai silk.
The silk chiffon is printed with dark ivory spots onto dark navy silk chiffon. The second image is a close up of the spot design.
Waist 62 cm (24 ½ in)
hips 86 cm (34 in)
skirt yoke depth 20 cm (8 in)
full length of the skirt including yoke 89 cm (35 in)
A one-off skirt. It was made as a sample and it is in very good condition although it has been used for displays so it has been cleaned.
It would now cost at least £400 to make a skirt in this design plus the cost of silk lining and printed silk chiffon which I can only estimate would be around £400 for the printd silk because it is printed to order. I could make up the skirt in other silks POA
One-off cream silk shawl with black roses embroidered by hand – £1,200
Cream silk shawl hand embroidered with black roses, one of my embroidery designs. I hand sewed the stole from 100% cream silk crepe back satin although I used the crepe side for the top side of the shawl, which is lined with cream 100% silk habotai. I have used 100% silk thread for the embroidery.
I made the fringes from the crepe back silk satin, by drawing out the cross threads and finishing the shawl edge where the fringes start, with hand stitching to keep the fringes in place.
The shawl measures 38 x 199 cm (15 x 78 in)
I have only made one of these shawls. I can create other designs POA
One off pink 100% silk dupion evening or bridesmaid dress – £850
100% silk shot pink dupion lined with the same dupion Dress Size small
Length from shoulder to hem approx. 138 cm (54 ½ in)
bust 86 (34 in)
waist 66cm (26 in)
hips 90 cm (35 ½ in)
neck depth front 22 cm (8 ½ in) and back 25.2 cm 21.5 cm (10 in)