OK so the subject title may be misleading as I did blog furiously leading up to and the days after Kate (Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge) married. I try not to blog too much about royal weddings and resisted the temptation to say my two cents worth about the wedding of Prince Albert II of Monaco to Charlene as so much has been written, albeit, mostly sad things. I did have to post the picture below of former French President Jacques Chirac and his wife Bernadette Chirac (R) speaks with Iran’s former Queen Farah Pahlavi at the Monaco event. I wonder if they had polite conversation or discussed things like the future of Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei or nuclear power, disguised as nuclear weapons?
Where was I? Oh yes Kate as in Kate ‘fashion extraordinaire’ Moss. Kate blasted on to the fashion scene in the Calvin Klien jeans ads and started the ‘waif’ look, a physique you have to be born with. Coupled with dating Johnny Depp, there was no going back. Though, to her credit Kate has been able to transform herself to from waif/grunge to fashion chic right in front of us. I think she has survived because she can transform, and model, i.e. be a blank canvass for whatever is in season. She rarely gives interviews and hasn’t really crossed over into hosting or acting. Thank goodness she knows her limits.
So, who would’ve thought she’s the marrying type?! I really did think she was just too cool for societal conventions, but I guess not! A few weeks ago, Kate married The Kills front man Jamie Hince and it was polar opposites to the other British Kate’s wedding earlier this year.
As predicted much earlier, she did wear a dress designed by friend John Galliano (despite his recent fall from grace) and he, a powder blue or light grey Yves Saint Laurent suit. The dress was sleeveless ivory bias-cut, with gold detailing, a long veil, and accessorised with a floral headband.
It could’ve been a wedding for anyone really, but with a guest list that included Stella McCartney, Vivienne Westwood, Naomi Cambell, Marc Jacobs, Anna Wintour, Carine Roitfeld (I wonder if her and Anna are mates now that Carine is no longer at French Vogue?) and approximately 294 other famous/beautiful people, it wasn’t your average wedding. Mario Testino was photographer of the day but that didn’t stop Terry Richardson posting some wonderful pics here.
The question is, which Kate wedding would I have preferred to attend? This one would have been the party of the year. No doubt about that. Though it would have been the most stressful in figuring out what to wear with uber fashion designers, Vogue editors, photographers and stylists attending in abundance. Though, the Royals probably throw a good party too. I’m pretty sure I could have fit both events in my diary, no?
What did you think of Kate’s wedding and which one would you have preferred to attend?
images: Getty; AP