When the 69-year-old legendary English musician Sir Paul McCartney decided to take wedding vows with 51-year New York business woman Nancy Shevell, it was more than obvious that the wedding dresses for the high-flying bride and groom will be designed by the former Beatles member???s renowned designer daughter Stella McCartney. The newly wed couple has always been the on the front row to appreciate the work of the 40-year-old British designer. Nancy Shevell has also been spotted wearing Stella McCartney dresses on numerous red carpet events. This is the third marriage for the legendary musician after his first wife Linda McCartney died of cancer in 1998 after 29 long years of wedlock and then the headline making divorce with his second wife Heather Mills in 2008 after six years of unison in the matrimony.
For the much talked about wedding of Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell, who have been dating each other since 2007, Stella McCartney designed the beautiful slightly puffy long-sleeved, ivory dress with a short knee length hemline along with a stylish V-neck for the new step mother Nancy Shevell. The designer also made her father’s navy blue suit for the big day. Shevell also wore a beautiful white flower in her hair and the dress was first of three changes on the big day. The bride looked stunning in the subtle yet classy knee-length wedding dress complimented by a pair of white strappy sandals with kitten heels, also designed by the bride???s designer step daughter Stella McCartney. The groom, Sir Paul McCartney looked dapper as immaculately dressed in Navy blue classic suit paired with a white shirt, light blue neck tie and black pair of shoes.
The inspiration of the wedding dress seems to have been drawn from the Duchess of Windsor, as stated by the wedding guest Barbara Walters. The new Lady McCartney???s second cousin, 82-year-old, American broadcast journalist Barbara Walters revealed in her show The View, that Stella McCartney redid the wedding dress of Duchess of Windsor for the new step mother. Wallis Simpson wore a silk crape in the shade of pale blue with high-neck, long-sleeved wedding gown, when she married the Duke of Windsor in 1937. The designer back then was Mainbocher, a Paris couturier. The wedding dress of Duchess, which was given to the Metropolitan Museum in New York 1950, went on to be one of the most copied dresses of all time.
Both the designs have, no doubt, striking similarities in terms of cuts and silhouette. The difference lies in the length of the gown as The Duchess wore it floor length with mermaid hems and the neckline, which was a round high neck for The Duchess. Whatever may be the inspiration for Nancy Shevell bridal dress; it was elegant, subtle and had lots of classy appeal to it. The V-neckline was stylish and the long sleeves made it look very regal. The gather on the bust line with fitted on the waistline bodice gave the bride a more curvy look without going overboard with the dress. The short hemline above knees gave it a very modish look. The second change for the bride was a beautiful long, plum colored gown for the reception at the groom???s home, held in a tent. Later, the couple changed into a pair of jeans and T-shirts.