8 Famous Brides Who Wore Givenchy Wedding Dresses

Meghan Markle is far from the only one.
Audrey Hepburn's Givenchy wedding dress; Meghan Markle's Givenchy wedding dress
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Sarah Hanlon
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Updated Nov 10, 2022

When you think of Givenchy wedding dresses, you might envision Meghan Markle's royal wedding gown. The Duchess of Sussex wowed the world when she stepped out on a Givenchy creation to wed Prince Harry in 2018, particularly because it was so unexpected. But Markle is far from the only famous bride to don a Givenchy look. Over the years, we've seen plenty of stunning creations come from the luxury French fashion house, which was founded in1952 by designer Hubert de Givenchy. We look back on our favorite celebrity Givenchy wedding dresses here, worn by royals, models and pop culture icons.

Meghan Markle's Wedding Dress

Meghan Markle's Givenchy wedding dress
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Meghan Markle's wedding dress was one of the buzziest topics of 2018, as fans and royal watchers were eager to see which designer she'd tap and what silhouette she'd wear down the aisle of Westminster Abbey. While some predicted her gown would be similar to Kate Middleton's or Grace Kelly's, the former actress stunned the world when she stepped out in a bateau-neck Givenchy gown with three-quarter-length sleeves.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle exiting wedding ceremony
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The dress was designed by Givenchy's then-creative director Claire Waight Keller. It was made of simple silk crepe, and featured a structured waist and a train with triple silk organza. As a nod to her husband's heritage, Markle paired her Givenchy wedding dress with a 16-foot-long veil embroidered with 53 flowers, which represented the Commonwealth and its 53 countries. And since no royal wedding dress is complete without a sparkling headpiece, the bride topped off her look with the Queen Mary Bandeau Tiara: a diamond crown made in 1932 with a center brooch dating back to 1893.

Closeup of Meghan Markle on wedding day
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Kim Kardashian's Wedding Dress

Kim Kardashian's Givenchy wedding dress

Who designed Kim Kardashian's wedding dress? This was the question on everyone's mind as the A-lister prepared to marry Kanye West in 2014. Given her longtime friendship with former Givenchy creative director Riccardo Tisci, it was only fitting that she asked him to design her outfit for the couple's destination wedding, which took place at the historic Forte di Belvedere in Florence, Italy.

Kim Kardashian's Givenchy wedding dress

The bride stunned in a fashion-forward lace long sleeve haute couture design, which featured sheer panels, cutouts and a dramatic open back. The form-fitting silhouette was belted at the waist and cascaded in a fit-and-flare skirt. She completed her look with an exquisite veil covered in ornate lace and beadwork. Givenchy also dressed the groom in a custom tuxedo, as well as the couple's daughter North West, who matched her mom in a mini version of Kardashian's gown.

Kim Kardashian's Givenchy wedding dress

Audrey Hepburn's 'Funny Face' Wedding Dress

Audrey Hepburn's Funny Face wedding dress designed by Givenchy
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Throughout her prolific film career, Audrey Hepburn's style became just as famous as the film titles themselves. This was especially true of her 1957 flick Funny Face, which she starred in alongside Fred Astaire. The actress, who was close friends with Hubert de Givenchy at the time, asked the fashion designer to dress her for the film. Hepburn wore plenty of memorable outfits throughout the movie, but perhaps the most recognizable was her character's wedding dress, which was an original Givenchy creation.

For the time, Audrey Hepburn's Funny Face wedding dress was incredibly modern. Givenchy's design featured a full ballerina-length skirt, a fitted drop-waist bodice and a chic high neckline—one of Hepburn's favorite silhouettes. Hubert accessorized the dress with a two-tier veil and a small bow at the top. In an interview, Hepburn opened up about her relationship with the illustrious designer, saying, "His are the only clothes in which I am myself. He is far more than a couturier, he is a creator of personality."

Audrey Hepburn's Wedding Dress

Audrey Hepburn's wedding dress designed by Givenchy
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Given Audrey Hepburn's affinity for Givenchy's style, she asked him to make one of her personal wedding dresses too. Hepburn was married twice throughout her life, and Givenchy designed the second wedding dress she wore to wed Italian psychiatrist Andrea Dotti. The couple swapped vows at a town hall ceremony in Switzerland on January 18, 1969, in front of a crowd of reporters and fans.

In a departure from traditional bridal style. Audrey Hepburn's Givenchy wedding dress was a pale shade of pink. The long sleeve minidress had a funnel neckline, and Hepburn completed her look with a matching pink headscarf, white tights, gloves and ballet flats.

Lara Stone's Wedding Dress

Lara Stone's Givenchy wedding reception dress
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Dutch supermodel Lara Stone got her big break in the industry when Riccardo Tisci cast her in a Givenchy couture runway show—so when she was planning her 2010 wedding to David Walliams, she went back to her roots by wearing not one, but two Givenchy wedding dresses. While she never publicly released photos of her ceremony look, reports say Tisci created a Grecian-style frock with a square neckline and a lace bodice with gold detailing on the straps.

She was, however, photographed heading to the reception at Claridge's hotel. She wore a sparkly Givenchy minidress for the occasion, which was covered in metallic embellishments and a thick gold belt around the waist.

Zosia Mamet

When it comes to memorable Givenchy wedding dresses, Zosia Mamet wore one of our favorites. The actress, known for starring on HBO shows like Girls and The Flight Attendant, married fellow actor Evan Jonigkeit at Cedar Lakes Estates in October 2016. The woodsy venue was covered in a thick layer of fog on their big day, which ultimately served as the perfect complement to Mamet's statement black long sleeve gown. "I must have tried on 40 dresses during my search," the bride told Vogue. "I wanted something comfortable, and I didn't really want to wear white. This was the last one I tried on. It definitely wasn't the most epic in terms of the dress's power on its own, but it fit me like a glove in every way, and I knew, without a doubt, that it was my dress."

Christina Ricci

Christina Ricci's Givenchy wedding dress
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After meeting on the set of a TV series, actress Christina Ricci married camera operator James James Heerdegen on October 26, 2013. The couple swapped vows during a private ceremony in New York City, though the news didn't remain secret for very long. Just days later, Ricci Tweeted a photo of her unique Givenchy wedding dress, designed by Riccardo Tisci. In keeping with his signature style, the gown had delicate pearl embroidery covering the bodice and scattered along the skirt. It also featured bold three-quarter-length lace sleeves with cutouts at the shoulders. "I'm sorry I have to share what @riccardotisci made for me!!" she wrote in her post, adding the hashtag, "#iloveyouricky!"

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