Karl Lagerfeld's Muses: See Every Model Who's Worn the Iconic Chanel 'Wedding Dress' on the Runway

Right when supermodels started becoming household names, Karl started incorporating them into his finale looks, starting with Claudia at the Fall 1991 Couture show in an outfit that could be both a priest’s vestment and a high-end wedding gown. 

If you first thought of Toy Story‘s Bo Peep after seeing Claudia’s Fall 1992 Couture corseted ball gown and hat, you’re not alone.

With the amount of tulle layers on this Spring 1993 Couture gown (which even extended to the heels!), the bride is going to need at least two bridesmaids to help her out when it’s time to hit the restroom. 

Yes, this ultra-short, super sexy mini dress from the Fall 1993 Couture collection is a wedding dress (and clearly, not recommended for ceremonies with your conservative granny in attendance!).

This look from the Spring 1994 Couture show is the perfect dress option if you’re headlining your Vegas showgirl act right after you elope at a little white chapel. 

We dare you to find a more “quintessential ’90s” wedding gown than this Fall 1995 Couture number. Ruffles? (Check!) Pouffy sleeves? (Check!) Tiered, tulle skirt?(Check and check!) 

The Fall 1996 Couture show brought a way more minimal side, in a long-sleeve buttoned column gown paired with a no-fuss plain veil. 

Hats off (or rather, sparkly headpieces off) to the designers who made layers and layers (of what appears to be) cellophane look opulent and romantic. 

The pink! The tulle! The full skirt! The Spring 2002 Couture finale ball gown was exactly what you imagine every fairytale princess would wear on her wedding day. 

There’s a lot going on with Natalia’s look at the Spring 2003 Couture show but, hey, all eyes are always on the bride and this will give them plenty to look at.

Yep, that’s Linda drowning in those layers and layers of fabric – which perhaps explains why he chose a fitted swim camp (to keep her hair dry!) at the Fall 2003 Couture show. 

This white column gown with feathery long cape is shocking for its streamlined simplicity at the Spring 2004 Couture show. 

The feathery winged sleeves on the Fall 2008 Couture collection gown looks like Sasha could take flight – if only all those ruffles on her headpiece weren’t keeping her grounded.

Lara’s Fall 2009 Couture final look was flirty, romantic and retro all at once with its short hem, ruffled skirt and bouffant hairstyle. 

The Spring 2010 Couture collection was iconic for the models’ elaborate updos and for all the metallic clothing which all came together in the elegant column wedding gown with shiny sleeves, silver gloves and high-shine booties. 

The enormous full skirt and cozy feathery bodice with high neckline on this Fall 2012 Couture gown makes it the most perfect winter wedding dress of all time. 

A shimmery, sheer cap-sleeve gown with long train (worn by Cara at the Spring 2014 Couture show) seems to shine even more with the help of a sparkly-suit-wearing ring bearer in tow. 

Kendall’s minimal white wedding suit was accessorized with a flowing extra-long train at the Fall 2015 Couture show. 

Lily cemented her Chanel muse status (at just 17!) by getting to walk the Spring 2017 Couture in a pretty pink gown with voluminous skirt and sleeves. 

In a swim-ready switch-up, the bridal look at the 2019 Spring/Summer Haute Couture Show was a completely-bedazzled maillot with a matching swimcap with long veil down the back.

“I just had the honor to walk this Chanel couture show as the bride,” the 20-year-old model wrote on Instagram after the show. “I’ve waited for this moment for a long time and I couldn’t be any happier with this beautiful dress. Grazie to everyone who made this possible.”

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