Celebrity Edit: Old Hollywood Wedding Gowns


Let’s be real, Fairies, picking a wedding dress could possibly be the most daunting choice a bride-to-be has to make. With thousands of styles and millions of designers showcasing their incredible creations, it can often be hard to narrow it down to a style that will not only complement your body, but also reflect the timeless elegance you are after.

Glancing at frivolous historical bridal trends, is an excellent way of inspiring yourself. For celebrities, this trend is extremely popular! What are you waiting for, Fairies? Scroll below for some fabulous Old Hollywood style wedding gowns, worn by modern-day celebrities!

Miranda Kerr in Dior

This divine sleeved gown was designed bespoke by Dior creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri. The supermodel later revealed that it was inspired by Grace Kelly’s wedding dress, from her 1956 wedding to Prince Rainier of Monaco. We are so in love with the timeless elegance of this style!

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Kate Moss in John Galliano

Moss’s gown, designed by her close friend John Galliano, was simple and had its foundations laid in the flapper dress aesthetic of the 1920s and 1930s. The look included a modern twist, through the low neckline and Moss’s free-flowing waves. 

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Princess Eugenie in Zac Posen

Princess Eugenie’s post-wedding party involved this divine peach-coloured gown by American designer Zac Posen. Like Miranda Kerr, Eugenie’s gown was also based on a style once worn by Grace Kelly, with the princess revealing: “I wanted something reminiscent of Grace Kelly in [the Alfred Hitchcock film] To Catch a Thief, so I showed that for reference.” 

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Zoë Kravitz in Alexander Wang

Kravitz paired this ethereal princess-style gown, with ballet flats and a bow-adorned headband. The black-and-white portraits, taken at her father’s home in Paris by esteemed photographer Mark Seliger, only added to the Old Hollywood vibe. 

Image: Mark Seliger

Nicky Hilton Rothschild in Valentino

Another Grace Kelly inspiree, Nicky Hilton chose a similar, long-sleeve silhouette, embellished with lace detail and a high neck. While discussing the gown, the socialite said: “I love Grace Kelly. She can do no wrong.” 

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Pippa Middleton in Giles Deacon

Pippa Middleton’s highly-anticipated wedding gown followed a classic yet slightly contemporary approach. However, the high neck, understated diamond headpiece, and long veil gave the impression that Pippa Middleton was channeling the vibe of an old-school bride. 

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Ellie Goulding in Chloé 

Ellie Goulding wore a Chloé gown by the brand’s creative director, Natacha Ramsay-Levi. Fashion enthusiasts were quick to notice that the gown almost identically resembled Audrey Hepburn’s Balmain wedding dress, from her 1954 wedding to actor Mel Ferrer. How’s that for Old Hollywood class, Fairies?

Image: Instagram

Charlotte Casiraghi in Giambattista Valli Couture 

Unlike many brides, Charlotte Casiraghi actually has Old Hollywood lineage, being the granddaughter of Grace Kelly herself! The Monégasque princess’s gown was actually modelled off the wedding dress of her mother, Princess Caroline, and had a distinctly Old Hollywood feel. 

Image: Félix Dol-Maillot

How’s that for some timelessly elegant inspiration, Fairies?

Digital Content Coordinator: Zoe Kanlis

Featured Image: Mark Seliger

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