John Galliano 4 Kate Moss

So it’s been confirmed. Renowned, (even among the recent controversy) British designer John Galliano is the mind behind Kate Moss’ wedding dress. Alongside Sarah Burton designing McQueen for Kate Middleton, there is absolutely no doubt that this year will ultimately be the Battle of the Kates.

See my articles on Kate Middleton’s dress here and here.

Galliano fits easily into my list of Top 10 Designers. Below Vivienne Westwood and Erdem but above Issa and potentially even Alexander McQueen, with which Galliano shared a British Designer of the Year Award in 1997. I’ve done reviews of their collections before – which you can see by clicking on the names.

But back to the wedding dress. John Galliano is known for his extreme elegance, class and theatrical designs and has played the role of head designer for both Givenchy and Dior. Kate Moss has been one of Galliano’s muses almost since time began, so it only seems fitting that she has chosen him to come up with her frock of a lifetime.

The final design is very simple and elegant – and very Kate Moss – as can be seen in the photo above. Ivory in colour and covered top-to-toe in embellishments, it’s almost hard to tell the difference between the bride’s wedding gown and her evening disco number. Although it really is a beautiful creation – it’s hard to label it outstanding after Kate Middleton walked down the aisle in THAT McQueen gown mere weeks previously. To be honest, I’m not entirely certain that I don’t prefer the bridesmaids’ dresses…


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