Spotlight on: Galia Lahav
Russian-born Galia Lahav has been designing dresses for 30 years, so hers is a brand that comes with a breadth of knowledge and heritage. Today, the Tel Aviv-based couture house specializes in seriously sexy and showstopping gowns - think mermaid shapes, trumpet hems, crystal and beaded embellishment and illusion panels, a little like what Jessica Rabbit would wear to get married in. Get the picture?
Another important point to note is that Lahav's gowns have a hefty price tag attached - retailing from $7,000 to $10,000, with a little wiggle room for more relaxed shapes and less embellishment. Check the website for details of retailers and upcoming trunk shows.