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A Modern Master Passes, Middleton’s Dress Goes On View, An Angel Lands Another Ad Campaign, And More…


The art world lost one of its greatest modern masters yesterday with the passing of Lucian Freud at the age of 88. The London-based artist—a grandson of Sigmund Freud and father of the English society maven Bella Freud—was famous for his warts-fat-and-all depictions of his subjects, often in the nude. Kate Moss, Jerry Hall, and Her Majesty the Queen were only a few of the high-profile subjects to sit for his portraits. [Vogue. U.K.]

The Sarah Burton-designed wedding dress of Duchess Catherine (née Kate Middleton) will go on view at Buckingham Palace tomorrow as part of the exhibition The Royal Wedding Dress: A Story of Great British Design. The frock, which Burton calls “a feat of engineering,” will be on display with the bride’s lace-covered McQueen shoes, Cartier “Halo” tiara, and the silk tulle veil the bride wore on the big day. [WWD]

Candice Swanepoel, the model who stars in Tom Ford’s Fall 2011 ad campaign, has scored yet another big one. This time, the Victoria’s Secret model is sporting a giant pair of Versace shades for the label’s new eyewear and accessories campaign. [Fashionologie]

After 50 years together, fashion designer Arnold Scaasi and publishing insider Parker Ladd are getting married next week. The designer, who has dressed the likes of Hillary Clinton, Barbara and Laura Bush, and Barbra Streisand, and his partner will have an intimate ceremony followed by a big bash at Le Cirque. [Page Six]

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