By now, you would have seen the photos of Chiara Ferragni's wedding to Italian rapper Fedez all over your Instagram feed, discovered that the bride wore not one but two haute couture gowns on her big day, and concluded that Noto, Sicily just might be the perfect place to hold a wedding.
For The Blonde Salad blogger herself, September 1st was a day when many of her dreams came true, and one of them was having Dior dress her for the special occasion. “Dior is the most iconic, timeless couture house in all the history of fashion,” said Ferragni. “It is a symbol of French culture, handcraft and luxury, everything that I as a woman can dream of.”
So what exactly did it take Maria Grazia Chiuri and Dior's les petite mains to create a wedding gown that one can only dream of? The answer: over 1,600 hours and more than 400 meters of fabric.
Inspired by the crafts of Italy, Ferragni's wedding gown was composed of an intricate lace bodysuit and a flaring tulle skirt that were assembled together at the Dior atelier on 30 Avenue Montaigne. Watch the video below for a glimpse at the creation of the breathtaking gown.
Later in the evening, Chiara traded her white gown for a dusky tulle number that was also designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri. This time, Chiara's dress served as a canvas for several delicate embroideries of symbols recounting her relationship with Fedez, such as a small lion representing their son Leone, or song lyrics by Fedez. Check out the fairytale dress below: