On 27 January 1949, Mexican actress married American actor, Hollywood star Tyrone Power in in the Basilica of Santa Francesca Romana, Rome Italy. It was Christian's first marriage, and Power's second marriage.
About 8,000-10,000 fans went to witness the wedding, which at the time was called "The wedding of the century".
Their wedding ceremony was followed by an audience with Pope Pius XII.
The wedding dress worn by Linda Christian was made of embroidered satin. It features a scalloped high crew neckline with 3 quarter sleeves. The silhouette is column shaped with an overskirt. She wore the wedding dress with a Juliet cap attached to the veils.
Her wedding dress was designed by Italian fashion house Sorelle Fontana(The Fontana sisters), founded in Rome in 1943 by three sisters Zoe Fontana(1911-1979), Micol Fontana(1913-2015) and Giovanna Fontana (1915-2004).
Thanks to the wedding, the three sisters became internationally famous, and they would dress many celebrities and also several heads of state in the coming years, such as Audrey Hepburn, Ava Gardner, Grace Kelly, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Queen Soraya, Infanta Beatriz of Spain, Frederica of Hanover, Elizabeth Taylor, Anita Ekberg and Joan Collins.
A side note: Linda Christian's wedding dress shared a similar silhouette with Gene Tierney's wedding gown in the film The Razor's Edge(1946) in which she co-starred with Tyrone Power. That wedding dress was designed by her then husband Oleg Cassini.
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