With Daphne Guinness as her aunt, it was a pretty safe bet that Lady Mary Charteris’ wedding dress would be anything but conventional. No duchess satin gowns for this girl.
The heiress, model and DJ wed singer Robbie Furze - frontman of The Big Pink - on Saturday in a dress by Pam Hogg, the London-based designer better known for spray-on catsuits and breast-baring harness/dresses than she is for bridal wear. In fact, we never imagined that Pam Hogg would every design a wedding dress (one that would actually be worn at an actual wedding, that is).
But she did. And Charteris wore it. The dress in question features satin panels artfully placed over the bride’s breasts, hips and shoulders, with a sheer panel revealing her belly button and most of her midriff. Layers and layers of silk tulle made up the skirt of the dress. She accompanied the gown with a veil, a floral headpiece and Nicholas Kirkwood heels.
According to 'the Telegraph', the wedding took place at Stanway House, the family's home in Gloucestershire, in front of friends and family, including Lily Allen, Florence Welch, Charteris' aunt, Daphne Guinness, Georgia Jagger and her mother Jerry Hall.
Charteris, who modelled in Hogg’s autumn/winter 2012-13 show in London, was said to have been inspired by a look from the designer’s spring/summer 2012 collection.
Say what you will about the dress, we salute her brave choice.
The bride and groom - Mary Charteris and Robbie Furze
Jerry Hall, Georgia May Jagger and Joch McLennan
Florence Welch in Sophia Kah
Poppy Delevingne and James Cook