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Steal that style: Athina Onassis

news-graphics-2005-_607132aAthina Onassis, the shipping heiress, desires nothing more than to “build a family and lead a quiet life” with her new Brazilian husband, according to Valentino Garavani, who designed this ivory gown for her wedding yesterday.

The 20-year-old grand-daughter of Aristotle Onassis, the shipping magnate, was to marry the polo star, Alvaro Alfonso de Miranda, 32, in Sao Paulo last night.

She planned to wear a strapless, full-length hand-stitched Valentino dress, made of glossy and matt silk, embroidered with flowers and a 15ft veil trimmed with ivory Chantilly lace.

Valentino, a veteran designer and family friend, created the white lace dress that Jacqueline Kennedy wore in 1968 when she married Athina’s grandfather.

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[left: Athina; center: snap from her wedding; right: Christina Onassis]

As the only child of Christina Onassis and her fourth husband, Thierry Roussel, Athina is the sole heir to her grandfather’s £1.6billion fortune. “I’ve known Athina since she was a child,” said Valentino. “Her greatest wish is to create a happy family with Alvaro, away from intrusive eyes.”

[via www.telegraph.co.uk]

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[Onassis family jewellery]

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