Did you know that during the Renaissance, brides were married in red, that Queen Victoria of England made it fashionable to wear white or that Audrey Hepburn popularized the short veil? The history of the wedding dress is fantastic, and we will tell you all about it! If you haven’t yet read the first, second and third parts of this blog, do it now!
The ‘King of rock’ had been with the beautiful Priscilla Beaulieu for 11 years, with whom he married in 1967. He had met her a few years before in Germany, and the crush was automatic, even though she was a minor and that her parents were opposed to the relationship. The design, very influential in her generation, was made by Priscilla herself.
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The dress that she wore for her wedding in 1981 with Carlos de Inglaterra has gone down in history as an excellent example of the baroque and excesses of the time. It was romantic in style, ivory silk, and the train was no less than 25 meters long! David and Elizabeth Emanuel devised it.
Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy: He was responsible for Kim Kardashian’s wedding dress, this lace-filled mermaid design that she wore to her wedding to Kanye West.
Draped bodice, bateau neckline, southern-style embroidered skirt, ivory silk … It is one of the iconic wedding dresses. Still, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis would confess that she did not like this design by Ann Lowe at all because “He emphasized that he had no chest.”
Five years after JFK’s assassination, it became known that the ‘widower of America’ was engaged to the Greek billionaire Aristotle Onassis. It was a shock to everyone: the age difference, her still young children, he had also been previously married … They married in October 1968 on the island of Skorpios, owned by the magnate, and Jackie chose a lace dress Valentino’s beige.
Halfway between ‘hippy chic’ and the 1920s, the John Galliano wedding dress that Kate Moss wore at her marriage to Jamie Hince was sinuous, supported by layers of chiffon decorated with rhinestones and gold paillettes. Never has a bias cut so favoured a bride.
It is impossible to forget this fabulous wedding dress, perhaps one of the ugliest we have ever seen. Emma Thompson opted for this mini dress with wallpaper print and impossible headdress, very much in line with the British eccentricity of the year she married Kenneth Branagh, 1989.
The American folk singer married the political activist David Harris in 1968, and for the wedding, she wore this beautiful straight dress with a v-neckline, with a very simple fall.
When in 1979 Rod Stewart sang that of ‘Do you think I’m sexy?’, It is possible that he was thinking of asking what was going to be his wife, the model Alana Hamilton. At her wedding, she wore an off-the-shoulder dress and a gypsophila headdress, and it was ideal.
At her religious wedding with Pierre Casiraghi, held in July 2015, Beatrice Borromeo wore this beautiful Hellenic dress in silk and tulle, signed by Armani.
The former president of the United States’ favourite daughter had to convert to Judaism to marry Jared Kushner in 2009. She chose a conservative, very Grace Kelly gown, designed exclusively by Vera Wang.
The Nicaraguan girl opted for her wedding to Mike Jagger, leader of the Rolling Stones, for a two-piece suit by Tommy Nutter (a Saville Row tailor who had made clothes for the musicians) with a jacket and skirt to the feet, with a huge hat decorated with flowers and from which she fastened the veil.