When Nancy Shevell and Sir Paul McCartney tied the knot on Sunday, the bride’s dress was one of the main talking points the next day. We all know it was created by Paul’s talented fashion designer daughter Stella McCartney, but now the inspiration behind it has finally been revealed.
Apparently the ivory dress we saw (which was actually one of three outfits the bride wore on the night) was inspired by Wallis Simpson’s Mainbocher wedding gown when she married the Duke of Windsor all the way back in 1937. And how do we know this? Barbara Walters, who is in fact the bride’s second cousin, spilled the beans on an episode of The View.
We love how Stella modernized the outfit by lowering the neckline and stopping the hemline just above the knee. We don’t think a full-length skirt would have been as appropriate for a town hall wedding, so we take our metaphorical hats off to Stella for making the perfect decision.