Admittedly, I’m biased - I’ve had a stalker-like style crush on Nicole Richie ever since she launched her delectable House of Harlow 1960 jewellery line in a perfectly pitched silk frock and swathes of black and gold accessories. But you’ve got to hand it to her, the Marchesa dress she wore for her winter nuptials to Joel Madden last week is the most adorable thing to grace the celebrity-wedding aisle in a long time. It’s a meringue! And a surprisingly chic one at that, given the usually negative connotations associated with looking like a pudding on your big day.
Taking inspiration from the long-sleeved lace dress that Grace Kelly wore to her own wedding in 1956, apparently more than 100 yards of silk-organza and tulle was ruched and ruffled and ravished to create that mother of a mille-feuille skirt. And this is only the first out of three Marchesa gowns that Richie wore on the day – the third has yet to be seen, but the second (see below) was a hand-embroidered affair with a delicate, lace-trimmed spine adorning the exposed back. In the words of her ex-stylist and calorie-counting companion Rachel Zoe, I die!