Margherita Missoni designed wedding dress
Margherita Missoni designed her own wedding dress.
The fashion heiress put pen to paper and drew up the elaborate bohemian bridal gown herself and had it made by tailors in Sumirago, Italy.
It was previously thought that the off-the-shoulder silk and organza creation had been designed by the 29-year-old’s friend, fashion creative Giambattista Valli.
Margeherita and Eugenio. Image: Grazia
However, it has emerged that the designer only held a consulting role in the process, advising Margherita on some of the dress’s couture elements.
"The dress was made by the women who saw me growing up, following my precise directions and with giamba's 'couture counselling', (sic)" the new bride wrote on her Twitter profile yesterday.
Margherita married her long-term beau, race driver Eugenio Amos, in Italy on Saturday.
The brunette beauty accessorised her bridal design with a silver tiara, long veil and metallic flat gladiator sandals.
The gown had a distinctly bohemian vintage feel thanks to its voluminous gathered sleeves and lose fitting A-Line cut.
In keeping with the retro theme of her dress, the high fashion bride had opted for a hippy-esque flowing bouquet made from multi-coloured roses.
The outdoors reception also had a relaxed gypsy feel as guests lounged on Missoni pillows and throws scattered in the grass.