Memorable Celebrity Wedding Dresses
The glorious gowns of Hollywood stars, presidents’ daughters, and one real-life homegrown princess. By Maura Fritz
Luci Baines Johnson
August 6, 1966
When Luci Baines Johnson married Air National Guardsman Patrick Nugent before some 700 guests and 55 million television viewers, it was a wedding to which “nobody [was] invited except the immediate country,” a comedian quipped. So it’s not surprising that she set a trend with her A-line taffeta Priscilla of Boston gown, which featured a nine-foot-long Watteau court train that fell from between her shoulder blades. Three years later, her sister, Lynda Byrd, would wed in the East Room wearing a high-necked white silk-satin Empire sheath Geoffrey Beene design.