Model Karlie Kloss married Joshua Kushner in a wedding that no one saw coming last month. The pair were only engaged for three months before they tied the knot, and despite having little time to plan, they pulled off a spectacular day down to the wedding dress.
For the secret occasion, Kloss donned a Dior couture lace gown featuring long sleeves. And on Wednesday, the fashion house shared a behind the scenes look at the dress, revealing the designer behind it: Dior’s artistic director Maria Grazia Chiuri. (Would you expect anything less for the supermodel?) “One would have to look far and wide to find a bride with the grace, poise and statuesque presence equal to that of the stunning @KarlieKloss when it came time to walk down the aisle,” Dior’s official Instagram account shared alongside a sketch. “Discover the long-sleeved, sweeping-skirted grandeur of the bride’s Chantilly lace and tulle dress designed by #MariaGraziaChiuri, as rendered here in this charming sketch during the final fittings in our celebrated couture salons. Congratulations again to the beautiful bride, we were delighted to be part of this journey with you!”
Kloss and Kushner brief engagement also meant that Chiuri also only had about three months to design the stunning lace and tulle wedding dress. In a second social media post, Chiuri shared why it was so special to design a gown for the multi hyphenate mogul. “I am honored to have had the pleasure to dress Karlie for her wedding day,” she said under a wedding photo of Kloss showing off her long train and gorgeous veil. “Having evolved from being a model to a businesswoman, an activist, and a promoter of women’s rights, I greatly admire the sense of dedication and passion that emanates from all she does. She combines her strength of character and femininity in everything she pursues and does so with an incredible energy, lightness and love for what she believes in.”
The Chiuri-Kloss collaboration couldn’t have been a better fit. Speaking to Vogue UK in April, the designer expressed her thoughts on fashion being a dialogue and how Dior is a brand about female empowerment. “When I arrived, I decided to think about femininity in a way that is contemporary,” she said. “The women are different now.”
Chiuri added in her modern flair to Kloss’s wedding day look all the way down to the shoes. In a third post, the account shared the first photo of Kloss’s wedding day shoes. The bride rocked a pair of pointy-toed sling back flats with the words “Dior J’Adior Karlie” embellished on the strap.
“It was a real closing-the-circle moment for Dior when #MariaGraziaChiuri designed the shoes for @KarlieKloss’ wedding,” the post read. “With their pointed cap toe, sheer inserts and flat-soled practicality, the highly feminine ‘J’Adior’ shoes were personalized with the name of the bride – who had coincidentally kicked off her modeling career at no other place than Dior!”
Talk about full circle.