One of Hollywood's favourite bridal designers, Amsale Aberra has died aged just 64, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Aberra was responsible for designing dresses for some of the world's most famous women, both on and off the big screen.
The New York-based bridal and eveningwear designer launched her namesake label, Amsale, back in 1985 and went on to design dresses for the likes of Julia Roberts, Kate Hudson and Jessica Alba.
Julia Roberts wore one of the designs for her role in Runaway Bride, Kate Hudson donned one of the gowns for her part in Something Borrowed and a number of TV stars wore dresses by the designer for shows including Grey's Anatomy and Brothers & Sisters. Her wedding dresses also featured in films including American Pie, 27 Dresses and The Hangover.
Meanwhile, off screen, Aberra created dresses for the likes of Jessica Alba, Heidi Klum and Salma Hayek.
"Amsale was not only an inspiration to the company, but someone who inspired and impacted everyone around her with her strength, kindness, and humility," Amsale CEO Neil Brown said in a statement. "Working side by side we spent 360 degrees of our life together, and I know only too well both her creative genius and her infinite goodness. Words cannot express the personal loss that we feel, but we are comforted by the avalanche of support we’ve received and the commitment of our team to carry on Amsale’s legacy.”
The label will show its spring 2018 bridal collection as planned on 13 April.
From Harper's Bazaar US