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Louise Kennedy Autumn / Winter Collection 2018

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ actress Ellen Pompeo did it when she married Chris Ivery in 2007. Sex and the City’s Sarah Jessica Parker did it when she married Matthew Broderick in 1997 and singer Avril Lavigne did it when she married Nickelback rocker Chad Kroeger in 2006.

 Question: “Did what”, I hear our readers say. Answer: “Got married wearing a black wedding dress.”

Model: Sarah Morrissey;    Photograph: the vow.ie

Earlier this month, a ‘second time around’, black wedding gown, with corded lace, hand-embellished crystals and feathers, together with a glamorous, scallop-edged train; stole the show, while being unveiled during Louise Kennedy’s Autumn / Winter Fashion collection for 2018.

The internationally renowned Tipperary designer, herself lauded the ‘uncrowned queen of Irish fashion’; Ms Louise Kennedy has entered her 35th years in the designer fashion industry, which she successfully headquarters in Merrion Square. Dublin.

Top Model Sarah Morrissey was the wearer of this black, nautically inspired or bateau neck lined dress; beautifully accentuated by a most dramatic tulle headpiece.

Ms Kennedy, from North Co. Tipperary, first studied at the College of Marketing and Design, now part of the Dublin Institute of Technology and the Grafton Academy, before she set up her own designing business between 1982, and 1984. Since then she has dressed members of the British, European and Middle Eastern Royal Families. Other wearers of her unique designer styles have included former British Prime Minister Gorden Brown’s wife, Sarah Brown; former British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s wife, Cherie Blair; actress, director, producer, author Angelica Huston; 21 time Academy award nominated American actress Meryl Streep; actress Rosalie Anderson “Andie” McDowell; singer Beyoncé; singer/actress Kylie Minogue; British Perfumer Jo Malone; actress Emma Thompson; English model Yasmin Le Bon, and the late actress Ms Elizabeth Taylor; to name but a few.

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