June 8, 2013

Valentino Garavani Creates Wedding Dress for Princess Madeleine of Sweden

HRH Princess Madeleine copy

Mr. Valentino created the wedding dress which was worn by Princess Madeleine of Sweden for her wedding to Mr. Christopher O’Neill today in Stockholm.

While we await the pictures of the dress, you can set your goosebumps tingling with the sketch of the dress above.

The dress is created in silk organdies with applications of ivory Chantilly lace. The waist is emphasized by small vertical pleats that open and spread out on the full skirt with a 4-meter long train. The veil, at 6-meters long, is silk organdies edged with tulle “point d’exprit” with an application of Chantilly lace flowers. The royal tiara is decorated with fresh orange blossoms.

“Working with Princess Madeleine has just been so easy,” said Mr. Valentino. “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.”

Mr. Valentino, a master couturier, officially retired from fashion in 2008, though most recently, in 2012 he created the wedding dress for Anne Hathaway. Throughout his career he has created wedding dresses for aristocrats and royals, most notably including Jacqueline Onasiss, Queen Maxima of Holland and Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece’s gown.

Credit: Valentino

Princess Madeleine and Chris O'Neill's Pre-Wedding Dinner

Princess Madeleine and Chris O’Neill’s Pre-Wedding Dinner

Princess Madeleine of Sweden Weds Christopher O'Neill In Valentino Garavani

Princess Madeleine of Sweden Weds Christopher O’Neill In Valentino Garavani

14 Responses to Valentino Garavani Creates Wedding Dress for Princess Madeleine of Sweden

  1. Kai June 9, 2013 at 1:38 am #

    Stunningly beatiful wedding gown with the super gorgeous woman… Just perfect match!

  2. Prudence June 8, 2013 at 6:35 pm #

    the sketch is soooo much better than the actual creation.

    • jo June 8, 2013 at 8:31 pm #


    • CreoleLady June 8, 2013 at 9:44 pm #


    • Fashion Guru June 9, 2013 at 2:45 am #

      Ha! Quite right! As I mentioned in another post, the sketch makes it seem like an Elie Saab finale show stopper. Elaborate and intricate. The actual gown is a bit too David’s Bridal for my taste. Still, the fact the Seniore Valentino created it lifts it up a few notches.

      The sister’s dress though–Swedish thunder snatcher!

    • EmmaWoodhouse June 14, 2013 at 2:24 pm #

      I thought her dress was lovely too but I loved the sketch more!!! It’s a vision.

  3. Fashion Guru June 8, 2013 at 4:44 pm #

    Ahhhhh…perfection. Valentino Garavani. Doesn’t get better than this.

    • Fiona-Brasil June 8, 2013 at 6:01 pm #


  4. kane June 8, 2013 at 4:44 pm #

    The individual elements wouldn’t be my design of choice, but it all comes together giving a lovely understated impression–perfect for a younger, modern, independent and still glamorous princess. Her hair, make up and jewelry are stunning–looking forward to a good close up!

  5. Christine June 8, 2013 at 4:41 pm #


  6. beauty By You June 8, 2013 at 4:30 pm #

    Loved the top, the lace, but not the ‘skirt’, would prefer a more streamlined silhouette

    • Prian June 9, 2013 at 2:54 pm #

      it’s the royals, darling

  7. Yeliz June 8, 2013 at 4:07 pm #

    This wedding gown was one of the most beautiful and interesting royal wedding gowns ever. It was simply stunning. I loved all the lace applications. It was such a delight to see how beautifully Princess Madeleine carried it.

  8. molly June 8, 2013 at 4:01 pm #

    The gown was stunning! It was so perfect for her role as the younger daughter of a king, rather than going over the top, she stayed subtle and elegant. Everything was so perfect!

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