Bianca Jagger, 1971

Bianca Jagger

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This Nicaraguan socialite was no stranger to breaking guidelines and setting tendencies all through the 1970s. Often called the ‘Queen of Studio 54’, she famously as soon as rode into the New York nightclub on a white horse, and was a detailed buddy and confidante of Andy Warhol. So, when she married Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger, her private alternative of bridal type was unlikely to be a traditional affair. Entrusting main designer of the last decade Yves Saint Laurent to create her signature bridal look, his creation not solely sparked a media frenzy when she appeared on the Saint Tropez church, however collectively they made bridal vogue historical past. Laurent’s ivory Le Smoking jacket paired with a bias minimize skirt, together with Bianca’s resolution to desert her shirt on the final minute as a result of it was too tight (as a consequence of her being 4 months pregnant) created one of the crucial iconic bridal seems of all time – which continues to encourage brides decade after decade.

Charlotte Casiraghi, 2019

Charlotte Casiraghi


Having beforehand modelled for Yves Saint Laurent, the style home was an apparent alternative for the Monégasque royal magnificence for her wedding day. Paying tribute to her well-known grandmother Grace Kelly, her alternative of a classy gray brocade quick costume with bow particulars for her civil ceremony was paying homage to the champagne and pink wedding go well with Kelly wore to her personal 1956 civil ceremony. Fittingly, Saint Laurent had additionally been one in all her grandmother’s favorite designers.

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Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiary, Queen Consort of Iran, 1951

Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiary, Queen Consort of Iran

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It was a fairytale costume for a fairytale wedding: the Shah of Iran had fallen in love with an image of Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiari, and after only one assembly he proposed with a 22.37 carat diamond engagement ring. Soraya headed on to Dior for her costume – an enormous honour for each Christian personally and his vogue home. No stone was left unturned on this elaborate creation, made from 37 layers of silver lamé studded with pearls, 6,000 diamond items and 20,000 marabou items; it weighed an enormous 20 kilograms. It was so heavy that the bride may barely stroll, with the Shah famously ordering the underskirt to be minimize out. Dior’s identify went up in lights and the costume, a murals, was like no different bridal robe ever created.

Princess Caroline of Monaco, 1978

Princess Caroline of Monaco

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For her first wedding to 38-year-old Phillipe Junot, the younger 21-year-old Princess Caroline honoured her mom, Grace Kelly, by commissioning one in all her favorite vogue homes, Dior, then headed up by Marc Bohan. Bohan needed to make final minute alterations to the design after particulars of the costume leaked, however the last model was a shocking, fairly lace trimmed 70s type wedding costume.

Gwen Stefani, 2002

Gwen Stefani

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It was by no means going to be a quiet affair (or costume design) when pop star Gwen Stefani married Brit musician Gavin Rossdale. Thus the daring John Galliano, who was then heading up Dior, appeared like the perfect associate in crime to group up with. Whereas her satin one-shoulder robe featured many parts of the normal wedding costume, the pink dip dyed skirt was what made historical past.

Miranda Kerr, 2017

Miranda Kerr

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It’s all the time an honour when a supermodel enlists your assist to mark a monumental second in her life. The Australian Victoria’s Secret mannequin Miranda Kerr did simply that with newly appointed Dior inventive director Maria Grazia Chiuri. Kerr turned engaged to American businessman in July 2016, the identical month Chiuri was appointed as the primary lady to guide the home in 69 years. Although the 2 had by no means met, Kerr mentioned, ‘I feel it’s each women dream to have Dior design her costume’ she advised Vogue, ‘I assumed, if she’s up for it, I’m up for it.’ The outcome was an immaculate lengthy sleeved traditional full skirted satin costume, adorned with appliqué lily of the valley flowers.

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Audrey Hepburn, 1969

Audrey Hepburn

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The Hollywood actress had the grand grasp himself, Hubert de Givenchy, work along with her on her wedding costume for her second marriage to Andrea Dotti. The 2 had met when Givenchy designed her well-known wedding costume for the 1957 movie Humorous Face, wherein Hepburn starred alongside Fred Astaire. Breaking with custom, her actual life Givenchy bridal look was a pink 60s mini costume with an identical scarf as a substitute of a veil. As vogue leaders of their day, Givenchy and Hepburn’s collaboration set in movement the concept that it was acceptable to get married in a color apart from conventional white.

Lara Stone, 2010

Lara Stone

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It was a serious vogue second for Ricardo Tisci when Lara Stone requested him to design her robe for her first wedding to David Walliams. It was one thing of a thanks, maybe, as Stone owed a lot of her preliminary success to Tisci. Changing into a mannequin at 13 and transferring to Paris at 16, she was nonetheless touring to castings and that includes in catalogues till Tisci forged her for a Givenchy Haute Couture present. The daring fitted costume created for her wedding oozed intercourse attraction, with gold chain particulars on the straps, a low minimize neckline and a thigh excessive lace trimmed slit on the entrance of the skirt.

Kim Kardashian, 2014

Kim Kardashian

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In what was one of the crucial lavish and elaborate weddings of all time, Kim Kardashian opted to put on a bespoke Givenchy Haute Couture costume to mark her marriage to rapper Kanye West. The style homes’ then artistic director, Ricardo Tisci, a detailed buddy of West’s, was in a position to translate Kardashian’s personal distinctive private type into bridal-wear. The show-stopping lengthy sleeved lace ivory robe featured a diamond-shaped minimize out bodice, leaving see-through aspect panels, all accessorised with an especially lengthy, head-turning veil.

The Duchess of Sussex, 2018

The Duchess of Sussex

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After a lot anticipation, the world watched with pleasure to see what Meghan Markle would put on on her wedding day to Prince Harry. British-born designer Clare Waight Keller, Givenchy’s first feminine inventive director, was greater than conscious of the significance of her personal position inside this historic second, telling Tatler that she was extraordinarily ‘proud and grateful’ to work with Meghan. Keller had mentioned she needed to create a timeless piece that may emphasise the enduring codes of Givenchy all through its historical past, in addition to convey modernity via modern traces and sharp cuts. Meghan and Keller labored on the five-metre lengthy silk veil collectively, together with Commonwealth flowers as a particular gesture. A whole lot of hours have been put into making it, with the employees washing their fingers each 30 minutes to maintain the tulle and threads pristine. Meghan’s silk duchess satin footwear have been primarily based on a Givenchy pointed SS18 Haute Couture design, with Waight Keller additionally designing the six bridesmaids’ silk radzimir clothes, which have been handcrafted in Paris.

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Queen Fabiola of Belgium, 1960

Queen Fabiola of Belgium

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The ermine trimmed, caped costume was one of the crucial talked about wedding robes of its time. Each regal and trendy, its creation for the brand new Queen was a defining second for Cristóbal Balenciaga because it was Fabiola’s grandmother, the Marchioness de Casa Tores, who launched his profession. As one of many wealthiest and most influential ladies of the Basque nation (the place Balenciaga was born), his mom labored for her as a seamstress and as a boy he would spend time in her home learning what contained among the most interesting artwork collections in Spain – which later influenced his work. At 12, he supplied to design the Marchioness a costume. When she requested him why, he responded, ‘as a result of I feel I can’. Her help enabled him to maneuver to Madrid the place he went on to win the patronage of Spanish royalty. By the point Fabiola introduced her engagement to King Baudouin of Belgium, Balenciaga was as a serious dressmaker, and created her bridal robe as a present to the granddaughter of his first and biggest patron.

Nicole Kidman, 2006

Nicole Kidman

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Nicholas Ghesquière was chosen to design Nicole Kidman’s robe for her second wedding, to nation and western singer Keith City. After a closely publicised divorce from Tom Cruise, this was mentioned to be her joyful ending. Taking the reins, Balenciaga’s artistic director Ghesquière designed a deeply romantic tender lace and chiffon empire line robe with female puff sleeves. In 2017, Kidman donated the costume to an Australian exhibition in Sydney referred to as ‘Love Is…’, stating that she’d do something to help the reason for love, as a result of it’s the ‘essence of all the pieces’.

Salma Hayek, 2009

Salma Hayek

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Having married in secret on Valentine’s day, the then 42-year-old Salma Hayek additionally turned to Ghesquière for the creation of her robe to mark her public ceremony in Venice, as she celebrated her union with Francois-Henri Pinault. The dramatic full skirted ivory costume, with a low V-neck, closely embellished bodice, carried an air of outdated Hollywood glamour about it.


Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, 1935

Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester

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Whereas Norman Hartnell had already made a reputation for himself in excessive society circles, his first royal fee got here from Girl Alice Scott who approached him to design and make a costume for her wedding to Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, the third son of King George V. The blush hued satin robe was an enormous success in additional methods than one, because it launched Hartnell’s profession as a royal couturier for the following 4 a long time to come back, and was a noteworthy acceleration of his distinguished vogue profession.

Queen Elizabeth II, 1947

The Queen

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When designing the then-Princess Elizabeth’s wedding robe, couturier Norman Hartnell mentioned he ‘needed it to be essentially the most lovely costume I had to date made.’ Whereas it was an honour, it was equally a problem for each himself and the Royal Household, since Britain was nonetheless slowly rising from the ills of the Second World Battle. As such it wanted to respect and replicate the temper of the nation whereas honouring their future Queen. Recognized for his love of opulence, he designed a slim A-line lovely ivory silk and duchess satin costume with silver floral embroidery, 10,000 pearls and a 15ft star-patterned practice. Designed in a single month and made in a record-breaking seven weeks, Hartnell stepped as much as the decision with a workers of 350 ladies.

Princess Margaret, 1960

Princess Margaret

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When the attractive and trendy Princess Margaret wed society photographer Antony Armstrong-Jones, there was nice hypothesis as to who she would ask to design her costume. Many thought the headstrong princess would select somebody new, particularly as she had already broke with custom by buying a tiara for herself to put on on the day, as a substitute of 1 from the household assortment. When it got here to her costume, nevertheless, Margaret went on to the household’s royal couturier Norman Hartnell, who had created the Queen’s wedding costume 13 years earlier.

Princess Beatrice, 2020

Princess Beatrice

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On 17 July 2020, when Princess Beatrice emerged from a non-public chapel in Windsor carrying a Norman Hartnell costume borrowed from her grandmother, the as soon as cherished royal couturier’s reminiscence was introduced again to life. The press responded with nice respect for her thought-about alternative. In the course of the top of the pandemic she had chosen to go down the sustainable route and very like her grandmother on her personal wedding day, she had thoughtfully mirrored the temper of the nation. One among Her Majesty’s present couturiers, Stewart Parvin, was referred to as in to re-style the costume, personalising it for the princess by slimming it down and including puff sleeves. In flip, classic turned the following large bridal pattern with Vogue reporting a surge in web searches utilizing the time period ‘classic wedding costume’.

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