What better reason to come out of retirement than to design a royal wedding dress?
What better reason to come out of retirement than to design a royal wedding dress? Valentino Garavani did just that, offering his services to Princess Madeleine of Sweden. HRH married American banker Christopher O'Neil in a traditional ceremony in her native home Stockholm, Sweden, over the weekend. And the dress? It was everything you'd hope for a Valentino-dressed bride, and more. According to the official Swedish Royal Court website, the gorgeous gown was made of silk organza and ivory Chantilly lace and featured a low-cut back, waist-pleats and a four metre train. The six metre long veil was also made of silk organza, and was edged with point d'esprit dots and appliqued Chantilly lace orange blossom. Fresh orange blossom topped the Princess' privately owned tiara.
The designer himself said of the royal commission, “Working with Princess Madeleine has just been so easy. . . She is very lovely girl. She is modern, fun, full of energy and enthusiasm, and she is so beautiful! It has been a pleasure and an honor.” Move aside Kate Middleton! From her beautiful jewellery to the detail on this exquisite dress — we think this royal bride deserves her own all angles gallery. Step inside to zoom in on all the dress details.