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April 17 2014

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13 posts tagged "Prince William"

The High Street Princess

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Speculation over who will design princess-to-be Kate Middleton’s wedding dress has been rampant since her engagement was announced (and not just among London’s bookies). And now anyone looking for a clue to her style can admit her official, Mario Testino-shot engagement photos into evidence: A pair of them (one formally posed in the Council Chamber connected to Clarence House, his father’s official residence, above left; and another, more intimate shot, above right) were released this weekend. In both, Middleton chose high street over high fashion. For the formal shot, she wears a dress by Reiss and earrings by Links; for the more informal shot, a blouse by Whistles, a retailer overseen by former Topshop head designer Jane Shepherdson. Wills, for his part, went for the expensive stuff: a suit by Turnbull & Asser, and a sweater by Brunello Cucinelli.

Photos: Mario Testino

Jewels By Angie, Tattoos Fit For Pilati, A Moo-rc Jacobs Christmas, And More…

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Angelina Jolie is collaborating with former Asprey CEO Robert Procop—her longtime friend and jeweler—on a collection of fine pieces in “statement stones.” She “has a very classic style,” Procop insists. The celebrity-jewelry-design game is getting a little crowded lately, no? [WWD]

Speaking of accessories, tattoos are gaining ground as the new ones to have. T asked four noted artists—Marina Abramovic, Aaron Young, Harmony Korine, and Stefano Pilati’s own tattoo man, Mark Mahoney&8212;to suggest a few new designs. [T]

We spy with our Tweeting eye: a Marc Jacobs Christmas card. [@TerrapinPrints]

NSFW: behind-the-scenes video from Karl Lagerfeld’s Pirelli calendar shoot, featuring 23 minutes of Karl talking, a lot of undressed models, and not much else. Though admittedly we’ve sat through viral videos for less. [Racked]

And sure to be safer for work: the latest plum assignment for Mario Testino. The lensman has been named the official portraitist for Prince William and Kate Middleton’s engagement photos. [Vogue U.K.]

Photo: Ted Harrington/@TerrapinPrints

Dior Buys Dovima, Britt Maren’s New York Nosh, Save The (Royal) Date, And More…

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Dovima has a new home: Chez Christian Dior. The iconic Avedon portrait of legendary model Dovima in a Dior gown, surrounded by elephants (pictured), was snapped up by the house of Dior when it went on the block at Christie’s much-anticipated auction in Paris. It went for $1.1 million (at current exchange rates), the highest price, according to a Christie’s expert, recorded for such a photo in France. [WWD]

Looking for runway newcomer Britt Maren? Try New York’s Fat Radish restaurant on the Lower East Side. As she tells W, her boyfriend works there as a cook and she’s a regular—as, apparently, is Marc Jacobs. [W]

More details are emerging on Prince William’s royal wedding: Wills and Kate Middleton will be married on April 29 at Westminster Abbey. Dress details, alas, remain a mystery. [Vogue U.K.]

Good day for J.Crew: The do-no-wrong retailer has announced that it’s been acquired by Leonard Green & Partners and TPG Capital, to the tune of almost $3 billion (!). CEO Mickey Drexler will stay on, and remain one of the company’s largest stakeholders. [Fashionologie]

Photo: Courtesy Photo