At the Royal Weddings, the brides took care of every aspect in the smallest detail, especially the shoes
THE royal weddings they have always exercised a fairytale charm in the female mind, grown with a romantic and princely imaginary made of miraculous kisses and an inevitable happy ending. The European families have certainly contributed to increasing the charm of these events, offering the general public modern fairy tales where princes marry Hollywood divas and where love is cultivated within the ancient walls of an English college. Neglecting the sentimental aspect, royal weddings represent moments of pomp and sumptuousness: naves that bloom like gardens, covered with floral architectures; solemn ceremonies, officiated in the most beautiful cathedrals in the world; majestic clothes, hand-sewn and tailored by the skilled hands of seamstresses who shape every child’s dreams on the fabric.
Nothing is left to chance, e every single detail conceals a meaning intrinsic and wonderful, full of precise references to the royal couple and their respective countries of origin. A splendid example of royal couture consists of shoes chosen by brides for their wedding day, with crystals set like flowers, soles painted with initials intertwined to form a heart, or, on the contrary, white and pure uppers, without decorations, to symbolize a new beginning where there is no it is a place for the past. From silk and lace shoes to Grace Kelly, Monaco Princess, to Chanel ankle boots worn by her granddaughter Charlotte Casiraghi, here are the most beautiful shoes worn by real brides.
Grace Kelly and David Evins shoes
The marriage between the Prince Rainier III of Monaco is Grace Kelly it is one of the most famous events of the twentieth century. Behind the intimate union between two people, there is in fact the one between two diametrically opposite worlds: the European noble tradition, a culture of successions and family heritage, and the American progressivism of the film industry, a mecca of self-made personalities who achieve success thanks to talent and determination. To complete the wedding dress in silk taffeta, gros de longre and Valenciennes lace are the shoes made by British designer David Evins. It is a couple of pump with round toe and low heel, with upper of pale pink silk decorated with a lace motif.
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The particularity of the shoe is certainly the cordonnet processing, with a silk ribbon that traces and emphasizes the contours of the embroideries making them three-dimensional, and with the front part made brilliant by the presence of a rose set with crystals and transparent glass pearls. How lucky charm, the couturier has enclosed in the structure of the shoe a copper penny following an ancient English custom. To finish, the left shoe bears on the inner sole the embroidered name of the bride.
Kate Middleton and Alexander McQueen décolleté
There Duchess of Cambridge and the Prince William they are undoubtedly the most loved royal couple on an international level, the image of a renewed monarchy and one new generation of royal destined to change the face of the Windsor dynasty. With a marriage broadcast worldwide and followed by millions of ecstatic spectators, Kate Middleton he chose to keep a secret by hiding it from the cameras, then revealing it to the public in one exhibition dedicated. These are the beautiful ones shoes designed by Sarah Burton, creative director of Alexander McQueen, concealed under the long satin skirt with depicting lace décor roses, thistles is clovers, respectively symbols of England, Scotland is Ireland, nations of UK.
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The shoes, in pendant with the dress, bear the same floral embroidery hand-sewn by the expert hands of the tailors of the Royal School of Needlework, centenary British institution specialized in the most sophisticated techniques of textile decoration, from the curly point to the intricate Palestrina. During the ceremony, no one was able to see the refined shoes, which were later exhibited at the Royal Collection Trust, a charity museum that deals with the conservation of the artistic heritage of the royal family.
Meghan Markle and the white pumps of Aquazzura
With a revolutionary and unsettling gesture, Meghan Markle and the Prince Harry they renounced the title of Dukes of Sussex, abandoning England and the court for a retired, but no less charming, life in a monumental villa in Los Angeles, in California. A real divorce who, perhaps, had made a first and fleeting peek at wedding of the couple in 2018. Although Meghan acted like a perfect one royal bride, paying homage to England with an embroidery of 53 flowers on the silk tulle veil represented by the Commonwealth countries, instead opted for a absolute simplicity in the field of shoes.
Custom designed by Edgardo Osorio, the Latin American designer at the creative guide of Aquazzura, the white silk pumps accompanied both the formal dress of Givenchy realized by Clare Waight Keller, and the one for the signed reception Stella McCartney. With an elegant and minimal silhouette, with a thin heel and a triangular tip, the accessory is like one white canvas, devoid of any decoration, almost to symbolize the new beginning of the newlyweds and presaging their future far from conventions and etiquette.
Charlotte Casiraghi wears Chanel ankle boots
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Charlotte Casiraghi continues the ultra glamorous reputation of the Principality of Monaco with charm and savoir faire, following the thin footsteps of a stiletto heel left by grandmother Grace. Socialite par excellence and among the most loved royal personalities of the fashion system, Charlotte marries the film producer Dimitri Rassam, son of the iconic actress Carole Bouquet, showing off a trio of custom made couture dresses by Saint Laurent, Giambattista Valli and Chanel. Just the latter, worn for the reception, boasts the most beautiful and unconventional shoes, chosen directly from the catwalk of theHaute Couture Spring Summer 2019, the latest designed by Karl Lagerfeld.
It is a couple of white silk ankle boots, with stiletto heel and long toe in 50s style. Open on the heel and enriched by an ankle strap, they are a modern reinterpretation of Riviera shoes, vintage low and pointed moccasins, white or blue, worn by the artistic and entrepreneurial elite from 50s and 60s during holidays on the French Riviera. With a portfolio of strictly social wedding shots, Charlotte is certainly the most fashionable royal bride ever.
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