Even the images of designs from the label's definitive 1947 New Look hold ideas for the vintage-referencing bride. There has been little since to surpass the whipped in, dainty waists and explosions of skirt of these classic A-line dresses when it comes to making a stylish statement on your wedding day. Then there is the knockout beauty of Galliano, or the glamour of Yves Saint Laurent's designs to look-to. If you are just starting out on your hunt for the dress (in which case you really should read 'How to find the one after The One') you won't go far wrong with a copy of this toted around as a reference.
Luminous fashion photographer Patrick Demarchelier's portraits of the likes of Gisele Bundchen, Natalia Vodianova, Charlize Theron, Karolina Kurkova and Gemma Ward perfectly encapsulate the atelier's appeal: fantastical, grand and exquisitely romantic. Quite simply, these are gowns and wedding gown inspiration like no other.
HOW TO FIND THE ONE AFTER THE ONE
Dior Couture published by Rizzoli is out 6 December.