For as far as one can remember, brides have been putting in a lot of effort to look good. Be it tons of makeup or high heels, they have done it all in order to keep up with the fast-paced fashion industry. However, things have taken a turn over the past few years. New brides are now more considerate of their comfort. This is when the world saw brides in kicks and now in crocs. That’s right!
Brides Walking Down the Aisle in Crocs
When crocs were introduced to the fashion market in the year 2000, people loved the comfort that this footwear had to offer. However, due to its same, classic design, people soon got bored and sales went down. A few years later, the footwear hit the market again and this time, these were not just a pair of rubber slip-on shoes. Soon, crocs became a canvas for people to express their inner selves and this eventually led to bridal crocs. Lately, a few brides posted their wedding pictures where they were seen in their beautiful, unique, comfortable, and embellished crocs. Instead of wearing uncomfortable heels that would kill their feet by the end of the day, these women decided to prioritize their comfort without compromising on fashion.
The Internet Went Crazy
When a bride-to-be posted a video on Instagram where she showed people her entire process of creating her wedding footwear at home, the internet had some mixed thoughts about it. There were a few that loved the idea, while others thought that people have taken things too far. In fact, there were not one, but many such posts on Instagram that grabbed people’s attention. The other one was also from a woman soon to be walking into the new phase of her life in dazzling crocs decorated with a silk bow and Dior emblem.
Getty heiress Ivy Getty had her dream-come-true moment, when she walked the aisle in a bespoke designer bridal gown by John Galliano, on her wedding day. Getty always wanted to wear a special Galliano creation, after seeing her late grandmother Ann Getty wearing the label several times, in their San Francisco family mansion. All her bridesmaids, including the maid of honor actress Anya Taylor-Joy, also donned Galliano on the auspicious occasion.
The 26-years-old socialite and heiress to the oil-tycoon Getty family Ivy Getty married photographer Tobias Alexander Engel at the San-Francisco City Hall. The Ceremony was officiated by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. She worked together with designer Galliano to craft an “incredibly personal” Maison Margiela Haute Couture gown featuring broken glass shards. Her maid of honor actress Anya Taylor-Joy and other bridesmaids were also dressed in pale dusty grey gowns from the label. Though Galliano generally don’t do bridesmaids’ dresses due to his time crunch, he made the exception of this case getting “bewitched” by Ivy and her stories of growing up with this group of beautiful women.
Maison Margiela creative director Galliano created an exclusive four-layered gown. Pieces of reflecting broken glass were featured all across the bodice. There was a full body corset in the bottom layer matching with Ivy’s skin tone. The next layer was a bias-cut tulle dress. A white tulle dress was fitted on the third layer for creating a kind of ‘filtrage.’ The mirror-fragments featuring dress was on the final layer, which was not fitted but hanged from the shoulders like a tunic. The designer also created a custom-made embroidered veil for Ivy featuring walnuts and guitars. This was to pay homage to the two closest people Ivy Getty had lost last year, her grandmother Ann Getty, who grew up in a ‘walnut farm,’ and her father, guitarist John Gilbert Getty.