AS NEW YORK BRIDAL MARKET APPROACHES, A BIG ANNOUNCEMENT FROM ANNE BARGE
Anyone familiar with the world of wedding fashion knows Anne Barge. Countless brides have walked the wedding aisle in a gown by Anne Barge, and even more brides-to-be are envisioning themselves in one of her creations on their dream day. Since 1999, the talented designer behind these gowns has been none other than Anne herself. Going forward, this will stay the same. Anne will be seen at her Bridal Market event this week and at her Trunk Show next week at Kleinfeld (of TV’s “Say Yes To The Dress”). And- most importantly- Anne’s guiding philosophy of “good design is timeless” will remain unchanged.
The change happening at Anne Barge Bridal is behind the seams. Longtime Anne Barge Executive Vice President, Shawne Jacobs, and her husband, Steven Jacobs, are the brand’s new owners. Anne Barge will continue as Creative Director. Shawne joined Anne Barge Inc. in 2002 while studying fashion design and marketing at The American Intercontinental University in Atlanta. Over the thirteen-plus years that followed, Shawne worked alongside the brand’s founder, managing every facet of the business. Says Shawne: “Having worked my entire career for Anne and her company, it is such an honor to be trusted with her amazing legacy. I am so excited for the future of the Anne Barge brand in the bridal industry and beyond.”