Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Royal Wedding Fever

I'm researching Prince William's wedding for my current events class. This is my favorite thing I've found so far:
Dress designs! This one's by Valentino, who said "We designed a ‘blossoming’ dress because we imagined her as a new Botticellian Venus." Designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli
Um. Wow. This design is maybe 10 lines. Way to put some 'effort' in, Kimberly Ovitz. She said "I wanted her to wear something as minimal and spare as possible that brought out her natural beauty. Less is more." Yeah, or you're freaking lazy.
Good lord, Chanel. Really, Karl Lagerfeld? He said this is a "Victorian wedding dress, with a twist-high boots and open in the front."
 
This is pretty. Well done, Vera Wang. She said "The tradition of intricate hand-pieced lacework in the high-necked bodice with elbow-length sleeves, together with the voluminous skirt of a mixture of stiff and soft silk tulle, feels regal, yet poetic."
 
Rachel Roy (I have no idea who she is) said "For Kate I love to showcase the British tradition with a wonderfully beautiful, yet modern hat worn under a full-length veil with a deconstructed cascade train balancing the formality." That hat just looks like a pile on top of a head, from the sketch.
This dress was designed by the same person who did Princess Diana's wedding dress, Elizabeth Emanuel. She said "It’s entirely different from the Diana dress I designed, which was very much of the Eighties, but it’s still fitting for a royal occasion. It’s a much more modern dress, but romantic and out of the ordinary."
This was Diana's wedding dress, on  July 29, 1981:
Prince William and Kate are getting married April 29, 2011. You can buy commemorative porcelain thimbles! Who's excited?

Designs were found here.

This is so much fun to research.

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