Whatever you thought about the first movie, you can't deny that it definitely delivered on wedding dress inspiration. Carrie's bridal couture shoot for Vogue - witnessed by icon André Leon Talley (avec his monogrammed Louis Vuitton) - served up plenty of pinch-me dresses, but one in particular stole the show. 'And finally, Vivienne Westwood. A dress so special that it could bring a wedding tear from even the most unbelieving.' Of course, we all know what happened. 'And just like that, Vivienne Westwood kicked my sweet little suit's ass.'
She's about to do a lot more than that because today sees the launch of the label's three bridal capsules - made-to-order, couture, and Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood - each of which is beautiful enough to make any bride go weak at the knees (or even consider disinviting half her guests to divert catering money to the dress).
The made-to-order collection, comprising 15 gowns and nine separate styling pieces, was designed to embody a sense of new beginnings and an ethereal quality, 'from another world, sculpted for goddesses'. Romantics should pay particular attention to the floral details, which feature throughout the collection (as three-dimensional blossoms on the corset of the Venus, and as a cascade of ivy down the sheer body of the Rhea).
Couture, as its name would suggest, is hand-crafted from a rich selection of opulent fabrics, drawing its inspiration from influential women from the arts and literature. These are dresses that are made to be treasured and passed down to future generations (I can't imagine how it would feel to one day unbox the Georgiana, which has pastel roses sitting on its sumptuous drapes of lace and tulle).
Last, but definitely not least, Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood, a bespoke bridal collection that comprises of looks taken from SS22, which can be made-to-measure for each client. Famous silhouettes from history appear - an hourglass reminiscent of Marilyn Monroe; a modern-day incarnation of an 18th century court dress worn by Marie Antoinette - rendered in beaded tulle, white silk moiré and draped Chantilly lace. If your wedding has been postponed (and postponed again), consider the opportunity to wear one of these creations the ultimate silver lining.