The Margaux Bride - Inspiration Behind our Aisle-Ready Collection

2019-06-12

There's nothing quite like a wedding - and all its surrounding events and celebrations - to make you reach for adjectives like "timeless" and "classic." Both were words that drove us as we created the Bridal Atelier, and they continue to feel apropos as we envision the Margaux bride.

We combed through photo archives to find images of elegant women with unquestionably stellar style. Whether pictures from their own weddings or candid shots capturing looks that are ripe for bridal inspiration, the below were too lovely not to share. 

Babe Paley

One of Truman Capote’s favored swans, Babe was a perennial fixture on international best-dressed list. For her 1940 East Hampton wedding, she chose a slim, long-sleeve dress that wouldn’t look out of place on a 2019 bride. The Pointe peeking out would be the perfect finishing touch.

Bobo Rockefeller

Casual, calf-length wedding dresses aren’t a modern invention. When Barbara “Bobo” Sears became a Rockefeller, she did so in a classic short-sleeve dress and a rounded toe pump that shares a silhouette with The Heel. 

Cicely Tyson

The award-winning actress perfected glamour with a 1970s red-carpet look that could have doubled for a walk down the aisle. We think The City Sandal would finish the disco-chic look off perfectly (in satin or silver metallic to amp up the shine). 

Jacqueline Kennedy

This shot of the First Lady touring Mexico in 1970 makes it easy to imagine which sartorial direction she’d go if her wedding had been a more laid-back affair. The swingy a-line dress and block pump - so like The Heel - still feel modern. 

DOROTHY DANDRIDGE

With corsetry, a trim of rich detail, and a dramatic cascade of satin at the back, Dorothy’s 1940s performance look shared multiple qualities with a couture wedding dress. For Margaux brides likewise drawn to a ballgown silhouette, we’d suggest styling with The Demi for a classic look that will comfortably let you dance until dawn.

Gloria Vanderbilt

The heiress dressed for date night in the 1940s in a short-sleeve dress with a silk-charmeuse sheen. The streamlined silhouette is what makes it still appeal decades later - and why it would work well with any shoe (though, if pressed, we’d love to see it with The Pointe in ivory lace).

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