Vintage fashion is having a major moment—both on and off the red carpet—especially the rarest runway pieces. Whether it’s Kim Kardashian’s contentious Met Gala moment in Marilyn Monroe’s “Happy Birthday Mr. President” gown, or Rihanna announcing her pregnancy in a Karl Lagerfeld-designed Chanel jacket from the fall 1996 collection, the A-listers are currently all about trophy archive. The most recent star to develop a taste for rare vintage? Rita Ora, who can be seen wearing a 1987 wedding gown by Yves Saint Laurent in her new video. 

The original dress, but in black, worn by a model on the runway with the legendary designer himself.

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“Tom [Eerebout, Ora’s stylist] contacted me to see if I had anything fabulous for the wedding scene, as he had not yet found the right look for what he wanted—as soon as I saw his references I knew immediately that I actually had that exact dress he was after,” Balch tells Vogue of how the piece ended up in Rita’s music video. “It’s been in my archives for quite some time, waiting for its moment—I think Yves would have loved to have seen it worn so beautifully.”

It turns out Rita is a newlywed in real life too—she recently confirmed she married director Taika Waititi in a private ceremony last year. No doubt her gown for the occasion was equally fabulous.  

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