Karl Lagerfeld Tribute: The Best Chanel Couture Wedding Dresses

Fall 2008’s look, featuring model Sasha Pivovarova

Karl Lagerfeld, the creative director of iconic French brand Chanel, passed away on February 19, 2019 at the age of 85. A household name in fashion circles, Lagerfeld worked at Chanel since 1983, and created some of the most recognisable silhouettes and motifs – think tweed suits and the interlocking “C” logo – that style mavens all over the world covet to this day.

It was also at Chanel’s Haute Couture shows that Lagerfeld’s brilliant mind was clearly evident. He closed every show with an awe-inspiring wedding gown design, worn by top models such as Claudia Schiffer, Devon Aoki, Cara Delevingne and Kendall Jenner.

From OTT headgear and feathery, floor-swishing pieces to sleek pantsuits and bejewelled bathing suits, we pay tribute to the German-born designer’s best couture wedding dresses:  

Spring 2009’s look, featuring model Freja Beha Erichsen

Fall 2009’s couture bride, Lara Stone, accompanied by fellow model Baptiste Giabiconi

Model Abbey Lee Kershaw with Baptise Giabiconi for Spring 2010

Model Iris Strubegger with Baptiste Giabiconi for Fall 2010

Spring 2011’s look, featuring model Kristen McMenamy

Fall 2011’s look, featuring model Saskia de Brauw

Spring 2012’s look, featuring model Edie Campbell

Fall 2012’s look, featuring model Lindsey Wixson

Models Kati Nescher and Ashleigh Good with Karl Lagerfeld’s godson Hudson Kroenig at the Spring 2013 show

Karl Lagerfeld with couture bride Erin Wasson for Fall 2013

Karl Lagerfeld, his godson Hudson Kroenig and couture bride Cara Delevingne for Spring 2014

Fall 2014’s look, featuring model Ashleigh Good

Spring 2015’s look, featuring model Molly Bair

Fall 2015’s look, featuring model Kendall Jenner

Karl Lagerfeld with models Baptiste Giabiconi and Mica Arganaraz at the Spring 2016 show

Model Edie Campbell in Fall 2016’s look

Spring 2017’s look, featuring actress Lily Rose Depp

Model Camille Hurel in Fall 2017’s look

Model Luna Bijl and Hudson Kroenig at the Spring 2018 show

Fall 2018’s look, featuring model Adut Akech

Model Vittoria Ceretti for Spring 2019