The dress was custom-made by Dior artistic director Maria Grazia Chiuri for the occasion, making it Chiuri’s first for the house.
There were many things impossibly breathtaking about Miranda Kerr’s wedding to Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel, aside from the supermodel bride herself of course.
The wedding itself was an intimate affair, graced by no more than 50 people; there was flowers galore from ground to roof of the high white canopy specially erected to keep away prying eyes; and Kerr’s slow-roasted chicken specialty, marinated with turmeric and lemon – the groom’s favourite – was served.
But of course all eyes were on one thing that day – the bride and what she wore.
The Dior masterpiece was worthy of every speculation and sharply drawn breath, now that the newlywed herself has shared photos of it on her Instagram account.
Here’s everything we know about the Kerr’s “dream wedding dress”.
The dress was custom-made by Dior artistic director Maria Grazia Chiuri for the occasion, making it Chiuri’s first for the house. “I think it’s every girl’s dream to have Dior design her wedding dress,” Kerr was quoted as saying on Vogue.
Kerr trusted Chiuri despite having not met her. When Kerr was seeking for a designer, Chiuri had just been newly appointed as artistic director and had not yet released any collections for the house. “I thought, if she’s up for it, I’m up for it,” Kerr said.
It was inspired by the iconic wedding dress of Grace Kelly at her 1956 wedding to Prince Rainier of Monaco. Kerr tells, “My greatest sources of inspiration have always been Grace, Audrey Hepburn, and my grandmother, who at 80 has an effortless chic: a nice pant, a white blouse, a scarf, a little heel.”
It took two fittings and a team of couturiers to materialise the modest yet stunning dress of satin that featured hand-appliqued lilies of the valley.
Kerr deliberately chose a high neckline and full-length sleeves despite having made a name for herself by being a lot less clothed because “A dress that fully covers you creates a sense of purity and mystery.”
She wore it with a pearl-encrusted headpiece designed by milliner Stephen Jones.
The groom himself, too, got married in Dior – his choice was a morning suit of deep grey.