Iconic Wedding Dresses : Audrey Hepburn (part 2)

Iconic Wedding Dresses : Audrey Hepburn (part 2)

As promised, here comes the next portion of outstanding wedding style from film and fashion icon Audrey Hepburn.

After her 14-year marriage to Mel Ferrer ended in 1968 (for which Audrey wore a pretty ballerina-length gown) Audrey met Roman psychiatrist Andrea Dotti while on a cruise around the beautiful islands of Greece. The couple’s love soon blossomed, and on the 18th January, 1969 they married in Morges, Switzerland.

Dramatically different from her first wedding gown which was white, classic and sweet, Audrey wore a simple light pink woollen dress and matching scarf designed by her close friend Hubert de Givenchy, who had created many a piece for her in the past. The chic dress was relatively short for a wedding gown, but was quite normal for the ’60s when everything was mini! It was also common for second-time brides to avoid wearing white, and light pink appears the perfect choice for Audrey; it’s just a shame there aren’t more colour photos around.

Her now legendary headscarf was fashioned from the same material as her beautiful pink collared dress, and her stockings and shoes were also an identical shade of pink, creating the iconic look that we all remember. To complement her pale pink dress, Audrey carried a bouquet of pale pink freesia and lily-of-the-valley.

As the couple wed in a Swiss January, I expect Audrey chose this high-collared wool outfit and hat for warmth as well as appearance!

It’s hard to believe that Audrey’s two weddings were fifteen years apart, as in both sets of wedding photos she looks gorgeous and timelessly chic, and the gowns she chose seem to possess everlasting style that we still draw inspiration from today.

Audrey’s marriage to Andrea Dotti lasted just 13 years, as Dotti embarked on affairs with a series of younger women. Audrey went on to date Robert Wolders from 1980 until her death in 1993, although, unfortunately for the world of wedding dresses, never remarried.

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