Inbal Dror

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Inbal Dror
Born1976 (age 42–43)
Ashdod, Israel
OccupationFashion designer
Years active2005—present
Known forWedding gowns

Inbal Dror (Hebrew: ענבל דרור‬, born 1976) is an Israeli fashion designer known for her contemporary wedding gowns. She launched her eponymously-named couture brand in 2005 and her bridal label in 2014. She designed the wedding dress of Ivanka Trump and has also designed gowns for Beyoncé, Naomi Watts, and other celebrities.

Early life and education[edit]

Dror was born in 1976 in Ashdod, Israel.[1][2] She is the eldest of three children.[3] She showed promise in her physics and mathematics studies in high school, but decided to pursue a career in art and design.[1] She applied to the Shenkar College of Engineering and Design in Ramat Gan during her discharge from army service, and after completing her studies there she went to Milan, Italy, to study at the fashion house of Roberto Cavalli for four years.[1][4] Upon her return to Israel, she began designing wedding gowns out of her parents' home.[1]


Dror set up a fashion house in Ashdod in 2004[3] and launched her couture "Inbal Dror" brand in 2005.[2] She opened a 250-square-metre (2,700 sq ft) bridal showroom in Tel Aviv in 2014.[3] A diffusion line of street wear was added in 2017, and a diffusion line of bridal gowns in 2018.[5][6] Dror employs 270 workers in Israel and 35 employees in other parts of the world.[1] She sells out of her flagship store in Tel Aviv and in 75 boutiques internationally.[1] An Inbal Dror gown retails for $8,000 to $10,000.[7] Gowns for rental in Israel only are priced at 14,000 shekel on average.[3]

Inbal Dror gowns are known for their "racy silhouettes" and "revealing necklines".[7] They feature "attention-demanding details like sheer cup corsets, dramatic cut-outs and slits, and barely there silhouettes".[8] Beyoncé wore a Dror wedding gown to the 2016 Grammy Awards[2][4][9] and also commissioned several ensembles with "Victorian and tribal influences" for her 2016 The Formation World Tour.[8][10] Giuliana Rancic wore an Inbal Dror pantsuit to the 2015 Grammy Awards.[11] Other celebrities who have appeared in Inbal Dror gowns include Naomi Watts, Gala Gonzalez, Rita, Kat Graham, and Bar Refaeli.[1][2][5][12]

Celebrities who have been married in an Inbal Dror gown include Karen Hauer,[13] Lisalla Montenegro,[14] and Ivanka Trump.[1] In December 2017, Dror received an official request from the British royal family to submit sketches for a wedding dress for Meghan Markle in advance of Markle's 2018 marriage to Prince Harry.[7][15]

An Inbal Dror wedding gown was chosen as one of the "10 Most Unconventional Bridal Looks from the Fall 2015 Collections" by Vogue.[16]

Personal life[edit]

While Dror is known for her gown designs, she does not wear dresses herself, but jeans and sneakers. Dror says she was married in jeans at a horse ranch.[1] She and her husband have two children.[1] She lives and works in Israel.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Golan, Shir-li (November 2, 2016). "כלה דרכה" [A Bride Her Way] (PDF). Yediot Ahronoth (in Hebrew). Retrieved December 27, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e Benbenisti, Tidi (February 22, 2016). "Inbar Dror: The woman behind Beyoncé's Grammy gown". Elle. Retrieved December 26, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d Yaakov, Etti (November 18, 2014). "ענבל דרור: סיפור הסינדרלה של מעצבת שמלות הכלה מאשדוד" [Inbal Dror: The Cinderella Story of a Wedding Dress Designer from Ashdod] (in Hebrew). Ynet. Retrieved December 27, 2018.
  4. ^ a b Jessen, Monique (December 18, 2017). "Major Royal Wedding Dress Clue! Israeli Designer Confirms She Sent A Sketch to Meghan Markle". People. Retrieved December 27, 2018.
  5. ^ a b Cashman, Greer Fay (July 6, 2017). "Grapevine". Jerusalem Post. Retrieved December 26, 2018.
  6. ^ Manners, Ivette (April 18, 2018). "Inbal Dror". Vogue. Retrieved December 26, 2018.
  7. ^ a b c Newman, Vicki (December 19, 2017). "What will Meghan Markle's wedding dress look like? Designer releases sketches of gowns after official request from palace". Irish Mirror. Retrieved December 25, 2018.
  8. ^ a b Bender, Jamie (July 23, 2018). "All the times Beyoncé showed her love for Israeli fashion designers". From the Grapevine. Retrieved December 25, 2018.
  9. ^ Cuen, Leigh (November 10, 2016). "Israeli Designers Prove Wedding Dresses Aren't Just for Brides". Racked. Retrieved December 25, 2018.
  10. ^ Brown, Lindsay (June 8, 2016). "Meet the designer behind Beyoncé's concert costumes". From the Grapevine. Retrieved December 31, 2018.
  11. ^ "Giuliana Rancic looks scarily thin at the Grammys!". Channel 24 South Africa. February 9, 2015. Retrieved December 26, 2018.
  12. ^ "Gala González". Marie Claire. 2014. Retrieved December 26, 2018.
  13. ^ "Celebrity weddings 2015: The stars who married this year". Hello!. August 20, 2015. Retrieved December 26, 2018.
  14. ^ Greer, Carlos (December 17, 2013). "Lisalla Montenegro Marries C.J. Wilson". People Magazine. Retrieved December 25, 2018.
  15. ^ Barr, Sabrina (December 21, 2017). "Meghan Markle's wedding dress designs were revealed". The Independent. Archived from the original on January 10, 2018. Retrieved January 10, 2018.
  16. ^ Barsamian, Edward (October 20, 2014). "The 10 Most Unconventional Bridal Looks from the Fall 2015 Collections". Vogue. Retrieved December 27, 2018.