Miranda Kerr’s Wedding Dress Was Inspired By Grace Kelly — Here’s Why
Celebrity brides have long turned to Dior in search of their dream wedding dress. Just last year, fashion powerhouse Chiara Ferragni wore not one but three custom-made Dior Haute Couture gowns for her elaborate nuptials. Prior to Ferragni, it was Miranda Kerr's one-of-kind wedding dress, also custom designed by the French fashion house, that made for one of the most iconic (not to mention dreamy) bridal moments of 2017.
Though she could have easily pull off just about every dress imaginable, from the super-sleek minimalist styles to the more over-the-top ball gowns, Kerr opted for something right in the middle for her May ceremony with Evan Spiegel. While her Dior gown was anything but simple, it still managed to feel inherently effortless and elegant with a touch of princess-like flair — it was inspired by a princess, after all.
As it turns out, Kerr's custom-made Dior gown, which she designed together with the brand's creative director, Maria Grazia Chiuiri — also the mastermind behind Ferragni's bridal pieces — drew inspiration from Grace Kelly's wedding dress, an icon the model cites as one of her greatest fashion influences.
Kerr's gown was rendered in a heavier, cream-colored satin and featured long sleeves, a high neck, and a voluminous skirt that extended into a tasteful train. Needless to say, it was the perfect, modern-day replica of Kelly's. The one difference? The model's dress was appliquéd with lilies of the valley.
It could easily be argued that Kerr's wedding dress was more on the modest side — and there's a reason she opted for something less showy on her special day.
“A dress that fully covers you creates a sense of purity and mystery,” she shared with Vogue. “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, Audrey Hepburn, and my grandmother, who at 80 has an effortless chic: a nice pant, a white blouse, a scarf, a little heel.”
As for her bridal hair and makeup? Simple, tasteful, and super time-friendly, too. According to Kerr's stylist, her Grace Kelly-inspired wedding-day hairstyle — a sleek, middle-parted low bun — took only 15 minutes to achieve. The model further channeled the royal by adding in a floral-embellished headband and a billowy veil. Natural eye makeup and a soft-pink lip completed her dreamy, effortless bridal look.
If you, too, are inspired by Kerr's elegant wedding style, you're in luck, because the market is chock-full of dresses the model would certainly approve of. Ahead, The Zoe Report's favorite Kerr-inspired gowns.
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Silk-Satin Turtleneck Gown
Who knew a turtleneck was so wedding-day friendly? This Ellery gown is effortless and simple, but it can just as easily be elevated with tasteful jewels and statement heels.
Gwendolyn Crepe Gown With Fitted Bracelet Sleeves And Open Back
This pretty, white wedding gown is a bit more simple than Kerr's, but it shares many of the same design elements, including the high neck and long sleeves.
Verona Open-Back Matelassé Gown
Of course, Meghan Markle's go-to label designed one of the most beautiful, minimalist dresses on the market. It's short sleeved, making it a great option for a summertime wedding.
Emine Long Sleeve Embroidered Tulle Gown
There's so much to admire about this dress. The delicate tulle skirt, the intricate bodice, and lace embroidery on the collar and sleeves are just a few.
Zariah Ruched Silk-Blend Crepe And Hammered-Satin Gown
Channel Kerr's fairytale-like bridal look in this ruched satin gown that's designed with the prettiest statement sleeves. It emulates the model's pick ever so slightly, but feels very 2019, too.