Whilst I was onboard my barge toasting 5 years of Wedded bliss, the famous Missoni fashion family were also celebrating as Margherita Missoni married racing driver Eugenio Amos.
The bride tweeted “The dress was made by the women who saw me growing up, following my precise directions and with giamba’s ‘couture counselling’“. Margherita Missoni’s long sleeve Wedding dress was designed by friend Giambattista Valli, I was quite surprised when I first read this as surely Margherita would want to wear Missoni but I then discovered the dress was made using family label fabrics – Missoni silk and flower appliqué organza.
I love the asymmetric pouffy sleeves, the embroidered florals and silver laser cut flats only added to the ethereal styling. In a lovely touch bride Margherita switched into a blush pink version of the dress for the Wedding reception, also swapping her art nouveau tiara for a flower crown.
The family connections continued as the reception was held at Margherita’s Mother Angela’s home in the small Italian town of Brunello. An outdoorsy vibe was important to the couple so guest tables were strewn throughout the gardens, dressed of course with signature Missoni bright print table cloths, cushions and tableware.
Did you notice the felt heart place settings?
Journalist Suzy Menkes, a guest on the big day wrote “With a gipsy band strumming, traveling players dangling as acrobats from ethereal lengths of fabric and striped awnings protecting groaning food tables from the light rain, the bucolic party in the Varese countryside looked like a chic remake of Frederico Fellini’s ‘La Strada’.” Dreamy.
The guest list featured a bunch of Fashion World darlings including Anna Della Russo (below wearing Oscar De La Renta), photographer Mario Testino, stylist Carine Roitfeld, fashion journalist Suzy Menkes and Vogue Italia editor Franca Sozzani as well as music star Marc Ronson.
Most guests embraced the outdoor bohemian theme with floral prints and 70’s styles.