Bill Pesce

Alfred Angelo

Meet Our Lead Designer

Bill Pesce

What has been your biggest bridal inspiration?
“My biggest bridal inspiration has probably been Hollywood and Old Hollywood glamour. The gowns were always fitted to perfection, always flattering and always special. I think bridal fashion should always be special!”

What trend would you like the bridal industry to tackle next?
“Are there any trends Bridal hasn’t hit? We’ve gone from totally covered to see through! Rather than following any specific trend, I think it is more important that the gown be beautiful, flattering and appropriate for the type of wedding.”

How can a bride find a gown that best compliments their body?
“I think women today are much more confident, regardless of size, so they are attracted to styles that fall much closer to the body. Gowns with draping and pleating accentuate all the best features of a woman’s figure while embellishments and 3 dimensional details highlight a great neckline or waist. Little cap sleeves or flutter sleeves add just enough coverage to keep the look youthful and lend just the right amount of support.”

Leading the Alfred Angelo design team, Bill directs all bridal, bridesmaid, special occasion and flower girl development at Alfred Angelo. He also specifically designs the fashionable bridesmaid, special occasion and flower girl collections for the brand. A graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology, Bill began his career designing and constructing costumes for the Broadway Theatre. He first entered the bridal industry as a Special Occasion designer then moved to designing bridesmaid collections. Bill received the DEBI (Distinctive Excellence in the Bridal Industry) for style innovator in the bridesmaid’s category. His collections have won many industry awards and in 2010, Bill was inducted into the bridal industry’s Hall of Fame.