If it wasn’t for American socialite Wallis Simpson, The Royal Family as we now know it would be completely unrecognisable. Edward VIII abdicated in order to marry her in 1937. As a result, his brother, Prince Albert became King George VI.
Think about the 1960s and it’s hard not to think of music: The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Lulu… One other thing they had in common were their weddings, and iconic wedding dresses. There was no overriding style of fashion, and as a result there are plenty of different types of wedding gowns. Above all, the 60s were a decade of iconic wedding dresses.
Celebrating the end of WWII and rationing, the 1950s saw a significant new era of experimental and iconic bridal fashion. This decade is still a source of inspiration for dressmakers today.
Audrey Hepburn was a much beloved actress, both on-screen and in real life. She became a film and fashion icon shortly after entering the world of Hollywood. Because of this, she had many admirers who tried to win her heart, and two that won her hand.
Elizabeth Taylor, as well as being an acclaimed actress of the 1950s and ’60s, was also a prolific bride! As she was a style icon, her private life received almost as much scrutiny as her characters on screen. And, she clearly loved marriages, or at least weddings, as she tied the knot eight times.