As a potential peek at things to come, we asked some of our favorite designers to dream up fantasy gowns for Angelina Jolie's megastar nuptials.
Considering the international scope of Angelina Jolie's approach to motherhood, one can easily imagine the actress representing her children's various cultures in the details of her wedding gown—or, at least, that was Hayley Paige's thinking. "I believe her presence will revolve around a promise for the future in recognition of her diverse family unit and appreciation for her ability to positively influence others on a global scale," says Paige, who designs her own line as well as the Jim Hjelm Blush collection. "This look embodies worldly influence by incorporating the different weaving, beading, and embroidery techniques from the five regions of her children: Cambodia, Ethiopia, Namibia, France, and Vietnam."
The embroidered lace and silk georgette gown is defined by an embellished caplet that removes to reveal an elegant open back. "Anglenia is a consistent show-stopper on the red carpet, but her role as a mother, life partner, and humanitarian speaks larger volumes of gratitude and grace," the designer says. "I was inspired to create a gown of great meaning and gorgeous strength that is versatile in culture."
—Phillip B. Crook