A closer look at brides like Miranda Kerr, Angelababy and Gwen Stefani in historical couture gowns designed by Dior’s artistic masterminds.
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In true supermodel style, Miranda Kerr tied the knot with Snapchat Founder earlier this week in nothing less than custom Dior. The dress, a satin, full-length sleeve creation with a high neckline, was said to be inspired by the iconic gown Grace Kelly wore for her wedding to Prince Rainier of Monaco. Miranda enlisted the help of Dior artistic director Maria Grazia Chiuri to bring her fairy tale outfit to life.
“I think it’s every girl’s dream to have Dior design her wedding dress,” Miranda was quoted by Vogue, in a statement we couldn’t agree more with. “I’ve had a lot of fun with fashion, and I used to be more wild, free, bohemian. But in this period of my life, my style is more pulled together.”
One can only dream of saying “I do” in custom Dior, but Miranda, Angelababy, Sophie Hunter and Gwen Stefani were the lucky celebrities who tied the knot in bridal couture designed by Dior’s creative visionaries.
For close ups and details of five history-making bridal gowns, scroll through the gallery below.
2017: Miranda Kerr
The flowing, chic and almost regal satin gown Miranda wore featured applique with lilies of the valley, and was a mixture of conservative and alluring. Of the recognisable high collar and long sleeves, Miranda describes that the dress “fully covers you creates a sense of purity and mystery.”
2017: Miranda Kerr (cont)
Miranda wanted a dress that was full of emotion yet simple, and Maria achieved that like a charm, adding on a floral embellished headdress similar to that of Grace Kelly’s.
1956: The inspiration, Grace Kelly
Exquisite and timeless, Grace Kelly’s wedding dress worn at her wedding to Prince Rainier was made by MGM costume designer Helen Rose to complement her “fairy-princess” image. Miranda was taken by the entire ensemble, with its upper part featuring a high-neck, double-embroidered Brussels lace bodices of rose point lace with seed pearls.
1956: Grace Kelly (cont)
A bell-shaped, pleated silk faille skirt was held together together by a smoothing petticoats, a ruffled one and a third foundation petticoat. To complete her look, the bride wore a circular silk net veil embellished with appliqued lace motifs.
The custom Dior bridal gown worn by Chinese celebrity Angelababy is easily the most distinguishing of its time that it needed five months to complete. The coveted ivory satin organza wedding gown called for detailed and meticulous work, with the toile constructed and moulded on a wooden body form matched to Angelababy’s measurements.
2015: Angelababy (cont)
To add to its extravagance, the dress’s 115 feet of ivory satin organza and 165 feet of tulle featured a 10-foot long train, with nearly 100 hand-cut Chantilly lace rose bouquets.
2015: Sophie Hunter
Although technically not a Dior gown, Sophie’s Valentino number was designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri while she was creative director for the fashion house in 2015. An image released then taken down from Valentino’s official Instagram revealed a fun and communal scene of Benedict Cumberbatch's bride at a pre-wedding fitting, admiring herself in the graceful, light grey high-neck gown with sheer long sleeves and a lacy train, surrounded by staffers.
2002: Gwen Stefani
Contrary to the conservative dresses worn by Sophie and Miranda, Gwen Stefani’s bridal gown was of an edgy and one-of-a-kind variety. “I wanted (my dress) to be over the top, but not traditional – I wanted it to be everything.” Dior fulfilled Gwen’s wish with a dress made of flowing white silk, with the lower section of the skirt and veil sprayed painted with pink.
2002: Gwen Stefani (cont)
This effect was not only classic Gwen style, it was also romantic and playful. The dress features a corseted bodice, layered, wide skirt, and upon closer look, reveals a seductive play with an asymmetrical dress cut, reverse side drapery and pockets sewn in the front, and an exposed corset fastening on the back.
2002: Gwen Stefani (cont)
The dress is lauded as a symbol of the modern bride and was part of Victoria & Albert Museum London’s Wedding Dresses 1775-2014 exhibition from May 3, 2014 to March 15, 2015.
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