2 posts tagged "Bruce Oldfield"
Fashion Rules—a new exhibition at London’s Kensington Palace showcasing twenty-one gowns once worn by Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Margaret, and Princess Diana—provides a peek at the royals’ wardrobes. “These three women were perhaps the most high-profile dressers of their time,” offered the show’s curator, Cassie Davies-Strodder. “Whatever they wore was photographed by international press and seen worldwide. The influence they had on fashion was bar none, and from a historical perspective, we felt it was critical to highlight that.” Now open to the public, the show comes before the much-anticipated September release of Oliver Hirschbiegel’s Diana biopic, in which Naomi Watts stars as the People’s Princess.
Sponsored by Estée Lauder, the exhibition’s opening party was held on Thursday evening at the Palace (once home to Queen Victoria, Princess Diana, and now the Duchess of Cambridge and Wills). And while the historic home’s new renovations—including a majestic stone hall with a thoroughly modern blue light sculpture by Loop.pH, quirky wallpaper boasting illustrations of Diana by artist Julie Verhoeven, and brick walls adorned with Mario Testino-lensed portraits of Princess Di—nearly overshadowed the dresses, several stood out. Key pieces include a gold caftan and turban worn by the party-loving Princess Margaret for a fete in Mustique (above), five gowns worn by the Queen in the fifties (below), and several Bruce Oldfield looks for Princess Diana. Oldfield himself was in attendance, joined by Poppy Delevingne, Tali Lennox, Minnie Driver, and Mr. Selfridge‘s Jeremy Piven. Designers Manolo Blahnik, Erdem Moralioglu, Richard Nicoll, Henry Holland, and Marios Schwab also stopped by to survey the scene. Continue Reading “Fit for a Queen” »
You know, I know, and given the media saturation, even extraterrestrial life probably knows: Tomorrow’s the Royal Wedding. But who’s wearing what? Details are starting to trickle in: David Beckham will be in Ralph Lauren; Princesses Tatiana of Greece and Denmark and Matilde of Belgium in Armani Privé; Anya Hindmarch in Emilia Wickstead; and Prince Harry’s date (and on-again/off-again girlfriend) Chelsy Davy will wear two custom-made dresses by Alberta Ferretti (a sketch, left). [Vogue U.K.]
And the princess-to-be? London bookies are probably cursing right now: The front-runner for Kate’s dress, Bruce Oldfield, has come forward to confess that he’s not doing the honors. So who will Cinderella’s fairy god-tailor be? [WWD]
The IHT‘s Jessica Michault considers the continued reign of the early-nineties supe, like Kate, Naomi, and Christy, and wonders what it takes to stay on the runway. [Jessica Michault]
And Jessica Alba is the new face of Piaget. The timeless beauty jokes write themselves! [Racked]