Anglophiles and royal wedding stalkers rejoice: Kate Middleton's, er, Princess Catherine's, iconic Alexander McQueen dress is going on display this summer at Buckingham Palace. Take a tour from July 23 to Oct. 3 and feast your peepers on Kate's dress, the Cartier "Halo" tiara, veil, earrings and satin and lace shoes -- plus, something for the husbands: the Rolls-Royce Phantom VI and 1902 State Landau coach that she rode to Westminster Abbey in. If you're obsessed with Kate's look, but a European vacation is not in your future, get a much cheaper fix: a replica of the dress. (more…)
That was fast: the first Kate Middelton royal wedding replica dress is already on its way to production. Almost minutes after the Alexander McQueen gown was broadcasted around the world designer Allen Schwartz of A.B.S went to work on a replica, which hits in late June and will cost $900. “I’ll clean up the train and it’ll have the look and will be a lot more salable and a lot less pricey,” he told WWD. Start saving now! If you're not settling for the anything but the real deal, check out our post on Alexander McQueen bridal. If that's not quite in your budget, shop our guides to inexpensive wedding dresses and strapless wedding dresses now.
She's fierce, fearless, and probably terrifying to work for, but yesterday Anna Wintour stepped out of her comfort zone and did something that seemed to make even her a little nervous: late night television. Anna appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman wearing a black and white floral print dress, the necklace we discussed previously (she's a consistent one), and a bob so perfectly coiffed that it looked like a wig (it wasn't). Despite protesting the "ice queen" and "alien from district nine" labels, Ms. Wintour didn't do much to shake that impression. Her fleeting smiles seemed a bit strained, but I suppose that could be a side effect of her, err, beauty regimen as opposed to her disposition. Watch it here, and prep for your next late night interview with our celebrity sunglasses and jewelry guides. To get even more Anna, check out our full coverage of The September Issue.
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