After all the fanfare of the Royal wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton in April, we couldn’t wait to see what the other
Kate would do for her wedding.
Moss married front man for The Kills Jamie Hince in a John Galliano gown at St Peter’s parish church in Southrop in the Cotswolds in July 2011.
“It was so very her and it could not be more opposite to the royal wedding,” said Vogue‘s Harriet Quick. “It was a superb dress and pure Galliano – bias-cut, nostalgic and wonderful – a tribute to him. Moss returns to that waif we all fell in love with.”
Ten years after meeting at university, Kate Middleton married Prince William at Westminster Abbey on April 29 2011, becoming HRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Throughout their six-month engagement, the designer of Kate’s wedding gown was kept a secret, leading to intense global speculation. The designer was finally revealed as Alexander McQueen creative director Sarah Burton – but not until the final moment when Kate was making her entrance into the Abbey.
Jacqueline Kennedy wore a full-skirted dress by New York designer Ann Lowe when she married John F Kennedy at Hammersmith Farm in Newport, Rhode Island, in September 1953. She completed her look with little white gloves and a full veil.
Kennedy went on to become President of the United States. He was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, in November 1963. Jacqueline then married Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis in 1968, becoming known as Jackie O.
The dress that Grace Kelly wore for her April 19 1956 wedding to Prince Rainier was designed by MGM costume designer Helen Rose and was made from 25 yards of silk taffeta, antique rose-point lace and pearls by three dozen seamstresses, who worked on it for six weeks.
The wedding dress that Queen Victoria wore to marry Prince Albert in February 1840 sparked a trend for white wedding dresses that is still in vogue today.
Queen Elizabeth II was just 21 when she wed Prince Phillip in November 1946. The couple had met when she was just 13 years old at the wedding of his cousin, Princess Marina of Greece. Her Majesty famously saved up ration cards to purchase the material needed. The gown was made of ivory duchess satin and decorated with 10,000 imported white pearls, silver thread and tulle embroidery. Her bridal ensemble also included a 15-foot patterned full court train attached at the shoulders, and a silk tulle veil held in place by a tiara lent to the princess by her mother.
Kristen Stewart wore a Carolina Herrera gown for the Twilight on-screen wedding, where her character Bella married vampire Edward. It took its designer and four seamstresses over six months to make and was custom-made specifically for Stewart.
Costume designer Helen Rose created the wedding dress that Elizabeth Taylor wore when she starred as Kay Banks in Father of the Bride in 1950. The gown that Taylor later wore at her wedding to Conrad Hilton was noticeably similar in design.
The first of Elizabeth Taylor’s seven husbands was Conrad “Nicky” Hilton. They were married in Beverly Hills in May 1950 and Liz wore a dress by Helen Rose – the MGM costumier who designed Grace Kelly’s wedding gown. The dress bore a striking resemblance to the one Taylor wore inFather of the Bride, the costumes of which were also created by Rose. The marriage ended in divorce after just nine months.
Audrey Hepburn married actor Mel Ferrer in September 1954, after starring with him on Broadway in Ondine. She wore a typically full-skirted Fifties ballerina-length style by Pierre Balmain with roses in her hair. Their marriage lasted 14 years, until December 1968, and Audrey went on to wed Italian psychiatrist Andrea Dotti in 1969.
For her March 1969 wedding to John Lennon, Yoko Ono wore a white mini dress – accessorised with a sun hat and over-sized sunglasses. Zsa Zsa Gabor cuttingly described the couple as looking like “two people going to hold up a bank”.
Diana, Princess of Wales, wore a dress designed by David and Elizabeth Emanuel for her July 1981 wedding to Prince Charles. Her gown’s 25-foot train is the longest in royal wedding history.
Charles and Diana were divorced in 1996 and, in August 1997, she was tragically killed in a car crash.
Sarah Jessica Parker wore a Vivienne Westwood gown in Sex And The City: The Movie for the dramatic scene when she didn’t marry Mr Big.
Actress Gene Tierney wore a dress by costume designer Oleg Cassini in The Razor’s Edge. Tierney and Cassini later eloped to Las Vegas to be married. They had two daughters together – Antonia and Christina – before they divorced in 1953.
Charlotte York was married twice on Sex And The City, the first time was to Trey MacDougal – when she wore a Vera Wang gown. After they divorced, Charlotte fell in love with her divorce lawyer – Harry Goldenblatt – and then married him after converting to Judaism.
Brigitte Nielsen was the epitome of all-out Eighties glamour when she married Sylvester Stallone in December 1985 in a dress that she designed herself. This was a second marriage for both Stallone and Nielsen and it lasted two years before they were divorced.