On Saturday, Princess Maria Laura (34) will give the yes to Willam Isvy (31) in Vivienne Westwood. Typically Westwood, the dress is one with historical references to bustiers and cinched-in waists.
When you say Vivienne Westwood, you may not immediately think of blushing brides. The now 81-year-old designer became world famous when the London Punk and New-wave made many fashion hearts beat faster. However, Princess Maria Laura of Belgium is not the first to choose a dress from the designer for her wedding to Willam Isvy. Numerous stars and influencers preceded her, Miley Cyrus when she gave the yes (albeit for a few months) to Liam Hemsworth, stylist Rachael Rodgers, but Julian Assange (like his bride Stella Moris) also wore a creation of her hand. Westwood is not only punk, but also drama and references to very classically constructed pieces, but in the Westwoods way: more modern, often naughty with the necessary sex appeal. Lots of corsets, lots of pushed up busts.
It was already known that Maria Laura was going to wear a Westwood dress. At around 3 p.m., the bride appeared in the cocotte dress and a dramatic four-meter train at the Cathedral of Saint Michael and Saint Gudula in Brussels. The dress is a classic example of the Westwood wedding collection. The construction of the dress is inspired by silhouettes from around the 18th century. Often with a built-in corset, over which the white fabric is draped.
For the civil wedding, which took place privately at 10 a.m., she opted for a beige short dress from Gucci with a pastel undertone. Queen Mathilde and Princess Elisabeth chose bright red for the occasion.