The Couture Wedding Dresses That'll Make You Weep with Joy

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Nope, not Bridal Fashion Week—but it could have been. Couture Fashion Week, aka couture heaven crammed into a seven-day event (though, in reality, it was more like three), is rife with wedding dress inspo.

As tradition would have it, couturiers save the last look, their masterpiece, for the bride—a dress so special in every step of its labor-intensive creation, that only an occasion as momentous as a wedding day would be able to match its beauty. For Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld whipped up a pale pink corseted gown layered with delicate tiered ruffles, modeled by his modern muse Lily-Rose Depp. For Elie Saab, it was a sheer bead-embroidered design with a matching veil.

Of course not every designer had a bride—and in those cases, we plucked white, ivory, and embellished creations that could easily double as a wedding dress. Scroll through for 15 bridal dresses from the spring 2017 couture collections that will have you weeping with joy at their splendor (and with sorrow at their unattainability).

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FRANCESCO SCOGNAMIGLIO

FRANCESCO SCOGNAMIGLIO
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Ralph & Russo Couture

Ralph & Russo Couture
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Giambattista Valli Haute Couture

Giambattista Valli Haute Couture
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Chanel Haute Couture

Chanel Haute Couture
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Elie Saab Haute Couture

Elie Saab Haute Couture
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Alexis Mabille

Alexis Mabille
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Viktor & Rolf

Viktor & Rolf
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Givenchy Haute Couture

Givenchy Haute Couture
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Vetements

Vetements
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Valentino Haute Couture

Valentino Haute Couture
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Jean Paul Gaultier

Jean Paul Gaultier
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Alexandre Vauthier Haute Couture

Alexandre Vauthier Haute Couture
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Dior Haute Couture

Dior Haute Couture
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Schiaparelli

Schiaparelli 
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Iris Van Herpen

Iris Van Herpen
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