There are wedding dresses, and then there are custom Dior couture wedding dresses, designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri. Naturally, when it came to her May wedding to Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel, Miranda Kerr opted for the latter.
Several months after walking down the aisle for the intimate ceremony, the model has revealed her bespoke bridal gown, sharing a series of images captured by legendary fashion photographer Patrick Demarchelier to her Instagram account.
The stunning images, which show Miranda's high-necked, long-sleeved and subtly embellished gown in detail, were also published on American Vogue.
Miranda and Maria took their cues from Grace Kelly's iconic wedding dress, a similarly demure high-necked style that was created by MGM's in-house costume designer, Helen Rose.
The model shared her excitement at the collaboration, which marks the first wedding dress that Chiuri has designed at Dior, with Vogue. 'I think it’s every girl’s dream to have Dior design her wedding dress. I thought, if [Maria]’s up for it, I’m up for it,' she said.
'Grace Kelly was a real inspiration with her dress and how timeless it is,' she added. 'I’ve had a lot of fun with fashion, and I used to be more wild, free, bohemian. But in this period of my life, my style is more pulled back. My greatest sources of inspiration have always been Grace [Kelly], Audrey Hepburn and my grandmother, who at 80 has an effortless chic: a nice pant, a white blouse, a scarf, a little heel.’ For Miranda, the neckline and full sleeves lent the design 'a sense of purity and mystery.'
Chiuri, who arrived at the storied fashion house last year as the replacement for Raf Simons, added: '[Miranda] wanted something like a fairy tale and she gave me this idea, to make a dress that was emotional and simple at the same time.'