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Kate the Great!

To be honest, I was anticipating the summer nuptials of Kate Moss and Jamie Hince much more than either the UK or the Monaco royal weddings. I mean, we’re talking Kate Moss. One of the greatest models of all time, the queen of music festival chic and the reigning British It Girl of the last few decades.

This woman is worshiped the world over, by us commoners for her closet, her covetable style, her TopShop lines and her undeniable je ne sais quoi, and by ad execs, retailers and design houses for her never-ending marketability. She’s been the muse for entire fashion collections, had statues and art exhibits dedicated to her and been the subject of multiple books. She’s one of the most easily recognizable faces in the world and one of the most highly photographed women in London. She’s even famous for her exes, including her daughter Lila Grace’s father Dazed & Confused founder Jefferson Hack, movie star Johnny Depp (swoon) and Babyshambles & Libertine’s front-man, frequent rehaber and tabloid staple, Pete Doherty…

And it’s official, Kate Moss is married!

Guests included Manolo Blahnik, Stefano Pilati, Carine Roitfeld, Daphne Guinness, Marc Jacobs, Terry Richardson, Jack White, Karen Elson, Kelly Osbourne, Jude Law, Sadie Frost, Jefferson Hack, Stella McCartney…

Now for the good stuff!

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The dress was custom John Galliano, sprinkled with rhinestones and covered in lace and gold floral accents, creating a fairytale feel for the event. 

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The jewels were minimal and included a diamond tennis bracelet and Kate’s gorgeous vintage 1920’s engagement ring from S.J. Philips, her favorite jeweler on Bond Street.

Cover up: Kate's hair was styled in loose blonde waves underneath the 1920s-style cap veil with flower embroidery on the lace

The floor-length Galliano veil was 1920’s inspired with floral details and a scattering of gems.

Presenting Mr and Mrs Rock 'N' Roll: The couple strides into the village after marrying in a Church of England ceremony

The fifteen flower girls wore custom-made Bonpoint dresses with white ballet flats and floral wreathes adorning their loose waves, conjuring up a vision of ethereal Kate as Titania followed by her handmaidens.

And although you can’t see them, the bride wore a pair of custom-made Manolo Blahnik shoes with pale blue insoles. Speaking of Something Blue, a beaming Jamie wore a pale blue double-breasted Stefano Pilati for YSL suit with his rocker shades.

The wedding was followed by three, count them, three days of celebrating both at Kate’s Cotswolds estate and the local pub. Gotta love a glamour girl who takes her A-list buddies to the local dive bar for drinks after her wedding!

Oh, and another thing only Kate the Great can pull off? Her rehearsal dinner dress…

We're getting married the morning: A beaming Kate Moss snuggles up to her future husband Jamie Hince outside The Swan pub in Southrop in the Cotswolds


Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute Gala 2011

This year’s MET Costume Gala was held in honor of the late Alexander McQueen, and a more fitting tribute to the talented and creative genius I can hardly imagine. Many stars honored him and slinked down the red carpet in his designs, but there were gorgeous designs from other houses present as well.

I must admit, this is one of my favorite events each year. To me it represents creativity unleashed, a colorful and raucous celebration of the art we worship every day but pay little hede to, a blazing testament to an organic and ever-changing industry that evolves on a daily basis.

And with themes like superheroes and supermodels, who can blame me for loving it?

The vast array of dresses this year was impressive, from barely there frocks coated in sequins and feathers, to sweeping and draping and shimmering silks to flowing gowns in deep jewel tones. Below are some of the looks that I could hardly wait to share with you.

There were scene-stealing beauties whose gowns could have appeared framed on the walls of the museum as well as walking majestically through it.

{Mariacarla Boscono in Givenchy Haute Couture}

{Blake Lively in dreamy Chanel Haute Couture – LOVE the starfish cuff!}

There were also a sea of minimalism-inspired women who kept things simple, without sacrificing an ounce of glamour.

{Dianna Agron in Michael Kors. Adore the Wonder Woman cuffs and dramatic neckline.}

{Gwyneth Paltrow was sleek and sexy in backless Stella McCartney}

{It takes an Amazonian supermodel to pull of a dramatic train like this flowing red one}

{Natasha Poly was a bronzed goddess in a pale Alexander Wang dress}

There were the sequined stunners who dazzled us with their sparkle and shine-encrusted gowns.

{Karen Elson}

{Iman WORKED this gold Stella McCartney jumpsuit. Can you believe this woman is in her mid-fifties?}

{Angela Lindvall & Karlie Kloss}

And finally, there were those daring enough to rock Alexander McQueen’s innovative and oftentimes unusual designs.

{Hilary Rhoda}

{Anna Dello Russo}

{Coco Rocha}

{Pictures from Style.com}

What was your favorite look from this sumptuous event? Would you have worn Alexander McQueen to the MET or did one of the other designers strike your fancy?

I saved a picture of this vintage Ungaro gown years ago and an event like this could be the ideal time to break out a unique and highly detailed frock like this.

{Sienna Miller}

I love the combination of the long sleeves and the low, daring back. Now tell me… What’s your Cinderella fantasy?