Love Actually is an iconic Christmas film that we watch each year without fail, with the opening scene in which Juliet (Keira Knightley) marries Peter (Chiwetel Ejiofor) arguably among the many memorable moments.

And while Juliet"s slightly sheer wedding dress is an unmeant and fashion forward alternate to typical bridal gowns, according to the film"s costume designer Joanna Johnston, it can have actually been also even more daring.


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Keira Knightley"s Love Actually wedding dress was initially fairly different

The Oscar-nominated designer told Grazia that director Rictough Curtis had actually a specific look in mind for the bride. "Richard Curtis wanted character to be kind of sexy, also as a bride. He wanted her to be dressed prepared for the end of the scene wbelow they"re partying, so he had actually this concepts of a crop top, through a bare tummy."

However before Joanna made a decision to make the gown a small less risqué by opting for a sheer, layered style that was still form-fitting and also conveyed what Ricdifficult wanted to say about Keira"s character.

"I told Rictough, "You don"t want a bare tummy going right into church!"" Joanna shelp. "So I went for a sheer, layered style rather with petal details underneath; gauzy and also multi-layered."

The dress was changed from Richard Curtis" original concept

The result is just one of the most memorable on-screen wedding dresses in recent years. The talented costume designer has actually most recently worked on Marion Cotillard and Brad Pitt"s brand-new movie Allied.

Joanna joined HELLO! Editor-in-Chief Rosie Nixon and also fashion designer Tabitha Webb at an exclusive screening of the film at the luxurious Bvlgari Hotel in Knightsbridge last week and also common her experiences of producing the costumes for the 1940s spectacle.

Speaking around her imaginative procedure, Joanna told guests she wanted to make certain Marion"s outfits were "very sexy" and also Brad"s were "super elegant", as well as showing off some of her innovations in genuine life.


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