2011– A year of stylish weddings! Tissues at the ready………
As 2011 draws to a close, I have been reminiscing over my style highlights of this year. And what a year it has been!
Personally, I will remember 2011 as being a year of high-profile, fashionable weddings. Both of my style icons, Kate Moss and Sofia Coppola, married this year. Both looked incredibly stunning, as I knew they would:)
Marrying for the second time Sofia Coppola opted out of a traditional gown, looking as chic as chic can be, in a custom-made lilac chiffon dress by Azzedine Alaia. The dress reflected Sofia’s kooky personality and was feminine and chic, which is Sofia’s trademark style.
As you would expect from one of the world’s most fashionable women, the guest list read like a Hollywood blockbuster with Johnny Depp, George Lucas and her Father, Francis-Ford Coppola all present.
Ahhh……Kate Moss. In my eyes Kate is a fashion legend! Clothes do not wear her. She wears them!
When it comes to choosing a wedding gown it was always going to be tricky for Kate to impress the fashion critics. When you have modelled the world’s most exquisite gowns and have designers falling at your feet to create for your big day, how does one choose a dress designer?
Well Kate, being the rebel that she is, gave the honour to John Galliano. This was very controversial at the time. Galliano only being sacked from Dior a couple of months beforehand. I think it is wonderful that Kate stood by Galliano . They have been friends throughout Kate’s modelling career and Kate has spoken of her love for his creations. As a lover of vintage, Parisian chic and the 30s-40s era, she knew Galliano could embody all of this within her gown . And what a gown he created!
A vintage-inspired, slim-fitting, floor-length dress featuring a smattering of sequins and delicate sheer panelling. Shoes coming in the form of bespoke Manolo Blahniks (of course darling!)
The fashion critics went wild for Galliano’s creation. “She was that ethereal waif; delicate and mischievous, on a perfect midsummer eve,” said Vogue fashion features director Harriet Quick. “It was so very her and it could not be more opposite to the royal wedding. It was a superb dress and pure Galliano bias-cut, nostalgic and wonderful – a tribute to him. Moss returns to that waif we all fell in love with.”
Like Sofia’s wedding, Kate’s guest list read like that of Paris Fashion Week- anyone who was anyone on the fashion and music scene attended. Stella McCartney, Marc Jacobs, Anna Wintour, Terry Richardson, Keith Richards, Vivienne Westwood and the man himself, John Galliano. I would have given anything to be a fly on the wall at that reception!
I also can’t forget to mention the gorgeous dress worn by Marc Ronson’s new wife, model and actress, Josephine de la Baume. A Zac Posen bias cut dress in a dreamy Champaign colour with pearl detailing . A cute veil completing the look…. just divine.
And who will forget Sarah Burton’s exquisitely crafted gown for Kate Middleton. Even more stunning (in my opinion) Pippa Middleton’s gown. And Alice Temperley’s evening creation was outstanding. Less really is more.
I even got to live out my own fairy tale! Marrying in my custom-made vintage-lace creation (and of course, pink Mary-Jane Louboutins to complete the look!)
One thing is for sure – 2011’s brides were anything but drab and capturing the bride’s personality and accentuating the female shape were fundamental.
All images, unless otherwise stated, are from Google Images