In lieu of some buzzy engagements, upcoming nuptials and recent splits that have us gasping, we were spurred to look back at the wedding gowns that have made their mark on history. Here, the brides and the dresses that have left an indelible mark on our fashion memories and continue to inspire the newly betrothed.
Beatrice Borromeo in Armani Privé, 2015.
Nicky Hilton in custom Valentino, 2015.
Amal Clooney in custom Oscar de la Renta, 2014.
Angelina Jolie in Atelier Versace, 2014.
Kim Kardashian West in Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci, 2014.
Solange Knowles in Humberto Leon for Kenzo, 2014.
Poppy Delevingne in custom Pucci, 2014.
Poppy Delevingne in Chanel Haute Couture, 2014.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge in Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, 2011.
Kate Moss in John Galliano, 2011.
Pamela Anderson, 2006.
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi in custom Zac Posen, 2008.
Gwen Stefani in John Galliano for Dior, 2002.
Iman in Hervé Leger, 1992.
Diana, Princess of Wales in David and Elizabeth Emmanuel, 1981.
Bianca Jagger in Yves Saint Laurent, 1971.
Yoko Ono, 1969.
Mia Farrow, 1966.
Elizabeth Taylor in Irene Sharaff, 1964.
Brigitte Bardot in Jacques Esterel, 1959.
Elizabeth Taylor, 1959.
Marilyn Monroe, 1956.
Grace Kelly in a dress by costume designer Helen Rose, 1956.
Audrey Hepburn in Balmain, 1954.
Jacqueline Kennedy in Ann Lowe, 1953.
Brigitte Bardot in Madame Ogive, 1952.
Elizabeth Taylor in a dress by costume designer Helen Rose, 1950.
Norma Jeane (aka Marilyn Monroe), 1942.
Wallis Simpson in Mainbocher, 1937.