Dissecting Giovanna Battaglia’s 4 Wedding Dresses

From an elaborate, full-skirted Alexander McQueen gown to a sparkly Prada mini dress, here is the breakdown of what W Contributing Editor Giovanna Battaglia wore at her wedding in Capri, Italy.


These days, it has become commonplace for even the least sartorial-savvy bride to go through a costume change over the course of her nuptials. After all, pragmatically speaking, most wedding gowns can prove unwieldy to maneuver around a crowded dinner and reception. Given that W‘s contributing editor Giovanna Battaglia is arguably one of the chicest women this side of Milan (and Paris and New York and London), it was only to be expected that her wardrobe over the course of her multi-day wedding in Capri, Italy last week would involve multiple ensembles, each more gorgeous than the next. There may not have been a telephone booth involved, but this should surely qualify Battaglia for fashion superhero status.

Look 1

Giovanna Battaglia in her full-skirted, endless train-bedecked Alexander McQueen-designed wedding gown near the lighthouse site of the ceremony. Photo by @alexanderwerz.

Look 2

Battaglia (second from right) with DSquared designers Dean and Dan Caten, Allegra Benini and model Eniko Mihalik at the wedding reception in a Giambattista Valli dress and lacy Manolo Blahnik thigh-high boots. Photo by @allegrabdg.

Look 3

Battaglia in a delicately feathered Azzedine Alaia dress and Aquazzura shoes at her rehearsal dinner (multi-colored balloons of unknown provenance). Photo by @aquazzura.

Look 4

Battaglia in an ornately embellished Prada dress the night after her wedding aboard the ultimate party boat. Photo by @sara_battaglia.