Legendary wedding dress. If you are getting ready for a wedding and are choosing an unforgettable outfit, we suggest you be inspired by stellar looks, without which it is difficult to imagine the history of wedding fashion.
We have collected the most memorable celebrity wedding looks – those that have already gone down in fashion history.
Ingrid Bergman and Peter Lindstrom. Legendary wedding dress
In 1937, the Casablanca star married for the first time – to a professor of dentistry. The actress was only 22 years old. For the gala event, she chose a simple white dress with embroidery. And the head was adorned with a tulle veil and a netted hat. This film actress marriage lasted 10 years. Then the girl started an affair with director Roberto Rossellini.
Ava Gardner and Mickey Rooney
With actor Mickey Rooney, Ava Gardner met on the set of the film “Youths on Broadway” (1941). The girl had such a small role that her name was not even indicated in the credits. But Mickey could not help but notice her. And already in January 1942, the lovers got married. Instead of the traditional white dress, Gardner opted for a blue suit with a skirt, which was quite extravagant for the time. The girl adorned the outfit with a large brooch with flowers and complemented the image with an elegant headdress with a veil.
Ava Gardner and Frank Sinatra
A few years later, in November 1951, Ava again found herself in a wedding dress. But the musician Frank Sinatra was already nearby. This time, the actress chose a wedding dress from the Italian brand Fontana – with an unusual cut on the chest, a fluffy skirt and transparent short sleeves. She wore earrings and a pearl choker. Which, by the way, is easy to imagine even today on modern brides.
Jacqueline Bouvier and John F. Kennedy
The wedding of the future President of the United States and his wife took place in Rhode Island in September 1953. Jacqueline opted for a traditional ivory wedding dress with a boat neckline and an accentuated narrow waist. Despite the status of the event, a little-known African-American fashion designer Anne Lowe became the author of the wedding dress. The mother of the bride, Janet Lee Bouvier, insisted on this choice. Her dress was once sewn by Ann. In addition to Jacqueline’s wedding dress, the designer was also responsible for the bridesmaids’ dresses. By the way, later Ann Lowe dressed many women from high society of that time.
Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer
In 1954, Audrey Hepburn was secretly married to Mel Ferrer. The movie star’s wedding dress was an outfit made by fashion designer Pierre Balmain. A white midi dress with a silk belt, a stand-up collar and voluminous sleeves went down in fashion history. Audrey had a wreath of white flowers on her head. The image turned out to be gentle and feminine.
Audrey Hepburn and Andrea Dotti
For the second wedding ceremony, already with the psychiatrist Andrea Dotti, the actress chose a dress that was made by her friend Hubert de Givenchy. It was above the knee and pink in color, but it looked rather laconic. Instead of the traditional veil, Audrey tied a headscarf and put on light ballet flats on her feet.
Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller
The Hollywood star married Arthur Miller in June 1956 in New York. For the ceremony, Marilyn Monroe chose a white dress, the top of which was made of thin fabric, which effectively emphasized her breasts. The actress also added a wedding veil and gloves to the look.
Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier
The royal wedding was a global event. And with her choice of outfit, Kelly set the bar high enough for subsequent royal brides. Few people know, but Grace Kelly’s dress was a gift from the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film studio. The one with a lion on the splash screen. It was a gesture of gratitude for working with the actress. The dress for her was created by Oscar-winning costume designer Helen Rose. And all the pearl embroidery on it was done by hand.
Brigitte Bardot and Jacques Charrier
Actress Brigitte Bardot married French actor Jacques Charrieux in 1959 in France. This was her second wedding, and for her she chose a 50s-style Vichy check dress. And she decided to leave her hair loose. The image of the actress turned out to be simple, but at the same time very cute. And he became one of the most iconic in the history of celebrity weddings.
Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton
The fifth wedding of Elizabeth Taylor and British actor Richard Burton took place in Montreal. The whole world followed their romance, therefore the bride’s outfit was of no less interest to people. The dress for the actress was made by Irene Charaff. The same costume designer from the movie “Cleopatra”, on the site of which the newlyweds met. The color of the dress was … no, not white, but yellow! And, of course, this did not leave anyone indifferent.
On the collar of the outfit was a Bulgari brooch with diamonds and emeralds. By the way, this jewelry house will enter the life of the actress for a long time. “Elizabeth knows one word in Italian, and that is Bulgari,” her husband Richard Burton would later say.
This dress, chosen for the royal wedding, has become the most widely distributed in the world! It was lush, with voluminous sleeves and an almost 8-meter train. It was decorated with more than 10,000 pearls. Diana of Wales managed to impress not only her husband, but also millions of people. And the designers of this famous outfit were David and Elizabeth Emmanuel.
The Duchess of Cambridge chose the British fashion house Alexander McQueen, headed by creative director Sarah Burton. It seems that the inspiration for Kate Middleton’s wedding dress was another, no less famous dress – Grace Kelly. Only the image of Kate was complemented by the classic Cartier tiara of 1936.
In contrast to the previous princesses of the royal family, Meghan opted for a restrained and minimalist dress with a graceful boat neckline. It was the work of Waite Keller, creative director at Givenchy. It turns out that the actress and Waite came up with a wedding dress together. To us, he, however, is a bit like the one in which Audrey Hepburn starred in the movie “Funny Face”. By the way, it was also created by the Givenchy fashion house and by Hubert himself.