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Iconic Celebrity Bridal Looks Throughout History

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Throughout history, celebrated wedding gowns have often reflected the times, from Jackie Kennedy’s ivory silk taffeta to Diana, Princess of Wales’s extravagant 1980s mille-feuille.

More recently, celebrity brides have subverted wedding dress traditions, from Olivia Palermo’s bridal sweater and tea skirt to Kiera Knightley’s reworn tulle ballet-pink Chanel dress.

From the longest trains to the highest headdresses, here are the looks of the last century that we love the most.

Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor and Conrad Hilton were married in a lavish Bel-Air ceremony in 1950.

Jacqueline Kennedy

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Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis married JFK in a Rhode Island wedding in 1953.

Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn married Mel Ferrer at a Protestant chapel in Burgenstock, Switzerland in 1954.

Grace Kelly

Grace Kelly wed Prince Rainer in his native Monaco in 1956.

Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor married Michael Todd, her third husband, in Spain in 1957.

Elizabeth Taylor

And just a few short years later, in 1964, Elizabeth became the wife of Richard Burton, her Cleopatra co-star. The two wed at the Ritz-Carlton Montreal.

Mia Farrow

Mia Farrow, then aged 21, married decades-older Frank Sinatra in Las Vegas in 1966; she wore a skirt suit to offset her youthful appearance.

Bianca Jagger

Style icons Bianca and Mick Jagger are here pictured at their 1971 wedding in France.

Princess Diana

The wedding of the century. Princess Diana and Prince Charles were married in 1981 in St. Paul’s Cathedral in London.

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi married in Beverly Hills in 2008; while Ellen donned a blouse and pants, Portia opted for soft pink tulle.

Lauren Santo Domingo

Vogue editor Lauren Davis, in a custom Nina Ricci gown, wed Colombian heir Andres Santo Domingo in Cartagena in 2008.

Lauren Bush Lauren

An all-American wedding: FEED Projects founder Lauren Bush, niece of former president George W. Bush, married David Lauren, son of designer Ralph Lauren, in Colorado in 2011.

Kate Middleton

England’s sweethearts Kate Middleton and Prince William were married in 2011 in Westminster Abbey in London.

Kate Moss

Kate Moss and Jamie Hince’s 2011 wedding in Cotswolds, England, a charming rural town.

Margherita Missoni

Margherita Missoni, heiress to the Missoni fashion house, wed Eugenio Amos in 2012 in Brunello, Italy.

Kate Bosworth

Kate Bosworth and Michael Polish were married in Big Sky Country, Montana in 2013.

Keira Knightley

Keira Knightley and James Righton tied the knot in sunny Provence, France, in 2013.

Caroline Sieber

Stylist Caroline Sieber’s wedding to Fritz von Westenholz was held in her native Austria in 2013.

Poppy Delevingne

Socialite Poppy Delevingne married James Cook with two ceremonies in 2014: one in London, where she opted to wear an all-white gown by Chanel and in Marrakesh, Morocco in a floral frock by Pucci, picture below

Amal Clooney

British lawyer Amal Almuddin married George Clooney in 2014 in Venice, Italy.

Olivia Palermo

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Olivia Palermo’s three-piece dress by Caroline Herrera included a cream colored cashmere sweater, white shorts and a tulle skirt overlay as she married Johannes Huebl in Bedford, New York in 2014.

Beatrice Borromeo

Beatrice Borromeo and Pierre Casiraghi, members of the First Family of Monaco, at the civil portion of their 2015 wedding in Monaco.

Priyanka Chopra

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Perhaps one of the most extravagant bridal looks of the last decade, Priyanka Chopra walked down the aisle in a sheer embroidered Ralph Lauren gown with a 75-foot long tulle veil when she wed Nick Jonas in 2018.

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