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Wedding Belles


Photographs: Shawn Brackbill

In celebration of W’s 40th anniversary (please don’t send rubies), we went through our archives to take a look at those who have tied the knot in grand style.

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Ernest Hemingway’s granddaughter, a newly minted supermodel and actress, wed the producer-manager in 1975 in Paris.

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One of the most secretive weddings of the century was pulled off on September 21, 1996, on Cumberland Island, Georgia.

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The daughter of Carolina Herrera , Ana Luisa was married in 1989 in New York wearing (what else?) a gown of her mother’s design; Jacqueline Onassis was among the guests.

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The YSL muse married Balthus’s son in 1977 in Paris. Counterclockwise, from top left: Marisa Berenson; Pierre Bergé; the groom and bride; the bride and Yves Saint Laurent ; the pair with the bride’s mother, Maxime .

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In what was called a West Coast royal wedding, the bride—as did Carolyn Bessette—wore a Narciso Rodriguez dress to her 1999 ceremony in Napa Valley, California.

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The restaurateur/mogul-in-the-making wed the model and soon to be Helmut Newton muse in 1973 in London; guests included Bianca Jagger, and Tatum O’Neal was the flower girl.

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Photographs: Shawn Brackbill

The fashion insiders threw a grand bash in 2010 at Luxeube, the de Taillac family home in Gascogne, France, before heading to New York for their next adventure.

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Photographs: Shawn Brackbill

The future clotheshorse (then just 19) and the Greek shipping heir tied the knot in Paris in 1987.

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The bride’s dress for the 1995 ceremony in London was designed by Valentino and took 25 artisans more than four months to make.

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The fashion legend married the recent FIT graduate (and Calvin Klein Inc. employee) in 1986 in Rome.

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The bride designed her own dress, which she wanted to be a mix of glamorous and sporty, but she got some help from Tiffany & Co. and Christian Louboutin in creating custom rings and shoes for her 2007 Bermuda wedding.

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Photographs: Shawn Brackbill

The model-actress wed the rivet manufacturer in Los Angeles in 1976. Guests included Barry Diller and Diane von Furstenberg; Halston and Rona Barrett; and Andy Warhol.