For designer Amsale (Ahm-sah’-leh) Aberra, it all started with a single wedding dress: her own. Seeking a more modern silhouette for her 1985 nuptials, Ethiopian native Amsale found her options limited. She eschewed the overly ornate—on-trend in that era—and crafted her own pared-down design, elegant in its simplicity and quiet in its impact, featuring a distinct style that was modern and personal at once. Three decades later, her refined and modern aesthetic endures in a variety of collections - and Amsale herself is widely credited as the inventor of the modern wedding dress. Founded by Amsale Aberra and Neil Brown, The Amsale Group is one of the world’s leading luxury bridal houses. Find evening styles from Amsale at Gus Mayer.