Although there are very few photos available of Natalie Portman in her rumoured Rodarte wedding dress, we can’t help but obsess over how old Hollywood Natalie looked in her long-sleeve gown with her floral crown. In fact, she reminded us a lot of Audrey Hepburn on her wedding day to Mel Ferrer. Hepburn wore a ballerina-inspired dress by Pierre Balmain back in 1954. Since Audrey Hepburn is one of Natalie’s style icons, we wouldn’t be surprised if her wedding dress was influenced by the Breakfast at Tiffany‘s star. Here are 10 iconic wedding dresses that continue to inspire women about what to wear for the big day.
When designing Kate Moss’ wedding dress, John Galliano was inspired by the idea of a maid who had collected the fallen sequins off of the dresses of rich women to make her own gown. When she was about to walk down the aisle to marry The Kills frontman Jamie Hince, Galliano gave her a little artistic direction to perfectly embody the dress: “I told her, ‘You have a secret—you are the last of the English roses—and when he lifts your veil he’s going to see your wanton past!’” Kate’s dress and wedding story was famously captured by Mario Testino for the cover story of Vogue’s 2011 September issue.
Everyone was waiting to find out what Kate Middleton would wear to her April 29, 2011 wedding to Prince William. The dress was kept top secret until the day of the wedding, when Kate made her way into the Abbey in her gown designed by Alexander McQueen creative director Sarah Burton.
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Carolyn Bessette Kennedy
Classic beauty Carolyn Bessette Kennedy wore a Narciso Rodriguez wedding dress when exchanging vows with John F. Kennedy, Jr. The simple silk dress with a silk tulle train — a perfect choice for her famously elegant look — officially made Carolyn a style icon.
Princess Diana’s wedding dress was designed by David and Elizabeth Emanuel for her July 1981 wedding to Prince Charles. The most famous part of the gown? The 25-foot train, which is the longest in royal wedding history.
Elizabeth Taylor had a lot of wedding dresses in her day, but our favourite one has to be the forest green hooded dress she wore when she wed her fourth husband, Eddie Fisher, in May of 1959. We love a woman who takes a serious chance by not wearing white on her big day. Hey, if you’ve getting married for the fourth time, why not?
New York designer Ann Lowe designed Jacqueline Kennedy’s dress for her wedding to JFK in September of 1953. Jackie accessorised the short-sleeve white dress with a full skirt with a pair white gloves and a full veil.
When Bianca Jagger married Mick, she took inspiration from the rock n’ roll lifestyle by forgoing a traditional wedding dress. Instead, the brunette beauty wore a white skirt suit designed by Savile Row tailor Tommy Nutter. Although Nutter had designed a shirt for Bianca to wear underneath the suit, it didn’t fit because she was pregnant, so she wore the suit with nothing underneath. Now that’s rockstar fabulous! ( photo above)
If Natalie Portman’s dress has us reminiscing about anyone else’s wedding dress, it was the gown worn by Audrey Hepburn in 1954. The actress wore a ballerina-length dress by Pierre Balmain, along with flowers in her hair (also like Natalie).
A lot of people assumed Kate Middleton would wear a dress similar to Princess Diana’s, but it seemed like she actually drew her inspiration from another princess: Grace Kelly. When Grace married Prince Rainier in 1956, she wore a gown designed by MGM costume designer Helen Rose. The long-sleeved gown was made from 25 years of silk taffeta, antique pose-point lace and pearls.
When Marilyn Monroe married Joe DiMaggio in January of 1954, she did something only the most daring of women would do: She wore black. It was her second wedding, after all! The actress wore a black skirt suit with a white fur collar.
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