The first of Elizabeth Taylor’s seven husbands was Conrad “Nicky” Hilton. They were married in Beverly Hills in May 1950 and Liz wore a dress by Helen Rose – the MGM costumier who designed Grace Kelly’s wedding gown. The dress bore a striking resemblance to the one Taylor wore in Father of the Bride, the costumes of which were also created by Rose.
Audrey Hepburn married actor Mel Ferrer in September 1954, after starring with him on Broadway in Ondine. She wore a typically full-skirted Fifties ballerina-length style by Pierre Balmain with roses in her hair.
For her November 1961 wedding to Frank Sinatra, Ava Gardner wore a halterneck dress with a sheer shawl.