Jeanne Floersheimer’s collection of nine custom 1980s wedding gowns and accessories is on exhibit at Acorn Hall. The gowns in Floersheimer’s collection were designed by Paula Varsalona, who currently owns her own design studio on Seventh Avenue in New York City. All the dresses were samples from Floersheimer’s bridal shop, which was appropriately located in an old chapel on Columbia Turnpike in Florham Park. They represent the iconic styles of the 1980s: large off-the-shoulder sleeves, v-shaped necklines and bodice bottoms, and long trains.
Jeanne Floersheimer’s collection represents the glamour of a modern wedding without the tell-tale signs, and stains, of a reception. While these gowns never had their chance to ‘grace the aisle,’ they’re now having their time to shine!