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Manolo Blahnik redesigned Kate Moss’ wedding shoes five times

By emilyborrett on August 23rd, 2011

Kate Moss may have looked like a floaty chiffon-clad gypsy angel on her wedding day, but apparently she was a bit of a choosy Bridezilla in the run-up to the big day as iconic shoe designer Manolo Blahnik has confessed that he had to re-design her bridal heels five times before she was happy with the result. Wowsers.

Manolo, who is one of the biggest designer shoe names around, happily created Kate a special pair of heels for her big day to wear with her Galliano gown but admits that it wasn’t the easiest job he’s ever had.

The designer told WWD: “We did them five times to get them the way she wanted. My workers are the best people. I wouldn’t be here without them. The shoes arrived the day before and there were too many jewels on the heel because of the long train, so we had women working up until midnight to change it.”

Well, we suppose if you’re one of the most famous models in Britain, not any old pair of Blahniks will do. The shoe designer, who’s been a friend of Moss’ for a long time, then went on to say how thrilled he was with her final look. “I’ve known Kate since she was a little girl. The wedding was divine. Kate has such a presence. You just have to feel it.”

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Marchesa is set to design model Petra Nemcova’s wedding dress

By emilyborrett on August 8th, 2011

Petra has a great relationship with Marchesa and often wears their creations to events

Another day, another impossibly glamorous celebrity wedding to get excited about as the sumptuously decadent fashion house Marchesa has been named as the designer who will be in charge of designing Petra Nemcova’s wedding dress.

The model is marrying the actor Jamie Belman next summer and thinks it is “nice” to have a wedding dress by a British designer – she already has a great relationship with Marchesa, having worked with them for years.

Petra opened up to the Daily Telegraph about her big wedding plans. “There are some things set in stone. The date, June 2012, is set, and it will be in England – because we both love England – and it will be in the countryside. And the dress will be designed by Marchesa. The relationship with Marchesa for me has been for many, many years, since they started, and it’s nice to be able to wear them on that special day. We still have one year to prepare so we are working on the other details.”

We absolutely can’t wait to see Petra’s dress – Marchesa has long been one of our absolutely favourite British labels for ages.

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Giorgio Armani wanted Charlene Wittstock’s wedding dress to be completely modern

By Andrea Petrou on July 5th, 2011

Giorgio Armani wanted Charlene Wittstock’s wedding dress to be “completely modern”.

The Italian designer created the South African beauty’s gown she wore to marry Monaco’s Prince Albert II on Saturday and says he was conscious for the dress to be different from Albert’s late mother, Princess Grace.

Writing for Giorgio said: “The idea was to go for a completely modern look, without an obvious sense of nostalgia or revivalism.

I felt this was appropriate given that there would inevitably be comparisons with Princess Grace, and though such comparisons are of course a sign of admiration, each person has their own individual and unique style, and style is an expression of the times.”

Giorgio says former Olympic swimmer Charlene was a pleasure to work with and the perfect muse, saying: “Charlene is without a shadow of a doubt very beautiful.

Tall and slim, she is sporty and at the same time has a natural elegance about her. Dressing her is such a pleasure – she knows how to wear my creations with the nonchalance and confidence of youth. I believe Charlene has the ideal figure to show off great dresses, because they highlight the fine curves and beautiful structure of her back and shoulders.”

The dress took 2,500 hours to create, including 700 hours for the embroidery alone, and featured 40,000 Swarovski crystals, 20,000 mother of pearl teardrops and 30,000 stones in gold shades.

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In the countdown to Kate Moss’s wedding, we take a peep at all of her best glamorous looks

By emilyborrett on June 28th, 2011

Elegant at the opening of a flagship Longchamp store in Hong Kong wearing a gorgeous high-necked oriental minidress

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock then you’ll know that supermodel Kate Moss is due to marry her rockstar boyfriend, Jamie Hince, on the 1st of July, in one of the biggest parties that the Cotswolds will probably ever see.

With a star-studded guestlist and legendary photographer Mario Testino taking the photographs, we can’t think of many parties more glamorous. Unfortunately ShinyStyle weren’t invited – god, Kate – so we’ll have to wistfully write about the big day from afar.

Kate’s long been one of the UK’s best-dressed women, pioneering pretty much every trend since forever and bringing in the bacon with her much-desired Topshop and Longchamp collections. So naturally everyone wants to know what she’ll be wearing on the big day – whatever it’ll be will be gorgeous and rock and roll, we know that for sure.

We love Mossy and couldn’t be happier that she’s finally settling down with her beau Jamie Hince. In celebration of the supermodel and her long reign as queen of British fashion, we’re looking over our favourite model’s best, snazziest and glammest outfits over the years. Yes, there may be an awful lot of black in this gallery (she seems to be a bit allergic to colour) but no one wears tuxedo jackets or LBDs like Kate. Check out our favourite glam Kate Moss outfits in the gallery above.

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Claire Danes chooses Narciso Rodriguez to design bridal gown

By Kimberley Foster on June 18th, 2009

Claire DanesWhile at the CFDA Awards on Monday night, Claire Danes let slip that she will be wearing a Narciso Rodriguez gown for her forthcoming wedding to Hugh Dancy.

The actress attended the awards with Rodriguez and revealed their plans to create her bridal dress.

“He’s making it. I get weepy… more emotional than I was expecting,” she said of the process. “I’m collaborating a little bit, but I’m just trusting him implicitly. I’m offing my ideas, but they always pale in comparison to his.”

“She’s an extraordinary woman inside and out,” Rodriguez gushed of his friend. “That always comes through. You can’t hide it. I just try to make her look more beautiful.”

Aww… isn’t it all just one big love-fest?

Click here to catch up on all the red carpet looks from the CFDA Awards.

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