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April 1, 2010 2:54 PM

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Chicago Designer Victor Miller Unveils Bridal

WILLOWBROOK, Ill. -- The bridal collection previewed here by Chicago designer Victor Miller Saturday night may have been dominated by traditional white and flowing trains, but unusual touches and textures injected a little danger. These gowns demand dancing --...

WILLOWBROOK, Ill. -- The bridal collection previewed here by Chicago designer Victor Miller Saturday night may have been dominated by traditional white and flowing trains, but unusual touches and textures injected a little danger. These gowns demand dancing -- more raucous Rumba than Boston Waltz.

Though several creations honored the traditional bride, others paid tribute to the leg, with thigh-high slits that managed to avoid revealing too much. One look that started out angelic and sweet 16-ish at the neckline segued into a sheer and filmy swath from the knee to the floor that suggested: This bride will be be-bopping later.

One puzzler was the Baby Huey-inspired bonnet that set off an otherwise elegant, one-shoulder, bejeweled gown.

Miller, whose custom designs cater to Chicago's Filipino community, closed the show with a one-two punch: a multilayered frock constructed of 22 yards of gold charmeuse that was a mini coming atcha with cascading train in the rear-view mirror, followed by the finale: a white leatherette pencil gown accented by a necklace of "ice" and an Ice Queen hood headpiece.
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