All posts tagged: Wallis Simpson

The 10 most iconic wedding dresses ever

#10 is one of three iconic 50’s wedding dresses to feature on the list.  Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy wasn’t yet an international style icon when she married on September 12, 1953, but her stunning frock by dressmaker Anne Lowe is still a statement of class, taste, and timeless embellishment that references design details seen on wedding gowns of the 1860s-1880s, while still being iconically 1950s. #9 is a wedding dress with a difference. Mia Farrow’s suit for her  July 19, 1966 marriage to Frank Sinatra  was clean, modern and fun, the epitome of 60s mod and the total antithesis of the 1950s ballgown wedding dresses. At #8 is the daughter-in-law to #10’s style icon.  All eyes were on Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy when she married on September 21 1996, and her strikingly simple and sexy bias cut  Narcisco Rodriguez gown was a breath of fresh air after the poofy romance of 1980s wedding dresses. #7 is the only dress on the list that wasn’t actually worn for a wedding, but it is the dress that started the trend …

Rate the dress: Yves Saint Laurent, 1958

Some of you loved last week’s pink and cream 1822 dress, some of you thought it was a sad rag in dull, insipid colours and fabrics that reminded you of Grandma’s net curtains.  It rated a 7.5 out of 10 The dress I present this week carries on some of the same themes (soft net trim and monochromatic colour schemes), but differs wildly in other areas. Yves Saint Laurent designed this dress for Christian Dior’s Spring/Summer 1958, and the fashion forward Duchess of Windsor purchased it for herself. At 62 years of age, did Wallis Simpson finally make a fashion mistake?  Or was her taste as unerring as ever? Rate the Dress on a scale of 1 to 10