Ivy Getty, billionaire oil heiress gets married in San Francisco
Last Modified: Nov 24, 2021
Ivy Getty, the great-granddaughter of oil tycoon J. Paul Getty, married photographer Tobias Engel at San Francisco City Hall.
The bride’s gown, which was designed by John Galliano for Maison Margiela Haute Couture, was quite unique- made of broken mirrors.
Queens Gambit star Anya Taylor-Joy was the maid of honor and the wedding ceremony was officiated by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi while the bride’s rescue dog was a ring bearer.
The 26-year-old artist and model’s dress also included other unique features. Her veil was embroidered with walnuts to honor her grandmother who grew up on a walnut farm. It also had guitars to pay homage to her late father, John Gilbert, who was a musician and had passed away last year.
Designer Galliano spoke to Vogue about the dress, “A big percentage of the dress is real mirror. But because she has to walk in it, we created a substance that would evoke real mirror but weigh considerably less.”
Ivy also revealed to Vogue that she chose the designer because her late grandmother always wore his designs back when he was working for Givenchy and then Christian Dior. John Galliano became a subject of controversy in 2011 after a video of him raging on a drunken anti-semitic tirade in Paris surfaced.
In 2014, Galliano was able to join French luxury fashion house Maison Margiela.
Ivy shared to the outlet, “My grandmother always wore John Galliano’s designs. My grandmother always admired him so it felt as if she was there with me during all of this. After my grandmother’s passing — she was really more like a mother to me — I felt this connection to John. I knew I wanted him to create the dress for my wedding. My aunt Vanessa, who I am very close to, was connected to him through a friend, and here we are.”
Guests at the event included California Governor Gavin Newsom, San Francisco Mayor London Breed, filmmaker Christian Coppola, Vanessa Getty, Vogue journalist Hamish Bowles, designer Wes Gordon, Mimi Wade, Princess Olympia of Greece.