Royal wedding

Well, it had to happen sooner or later: after all the Prince William/Kate Middleton brouhaha of the last few weeks, the issues of Vogue (British) and People (American) devoted to the devoted couple, the unending speculation about what she will wear and how she will wear her hair and whether it will be flowers or tiaras at dawn (ok, 11 am), finally a few grumpy old souls are stepping forward and saying “enough already.” Read more

ust in time for the Kate Middleton/Prince William royal nuptials, Matthew Williamson has announced he is following Alberta Ferretti and Oscar de la Renta into the lucrative brand extension that is wedding dresses, unveiling his first full collection next May. Coincidence? Read more

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Daniella Issa Heyalel, aka the Brazilian founder and designer of London-based fashion label Issa, just shot to the top of the Who-Will-Make-Princess-Catherine’s-Dress list; turns out not only did she make the blue dress Kate Middleton wore to a friend’s recent wedding, she made yesterday’s official engagement announcement dress — which was ready-to-wear. Read more

And so the frenzied speculation about who will make the next royal wedding dress — and reap profits from it — begins. Today’s official announcement of Prince William’s engagement to Kate Middleton may have romance novelists swooning and traffic cops in a frenzy, but British fashion designers have pound signs in their eyes and ka-chings in their ears (Ms Middleton has to wear British, after all). Read more