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For Whom the Belle Tolls: A High Fashion Royal Wedding


With the Royal Wedding creeping achingly closer each day, British Vogue would be remiss if they didn’t feature at least one editorial homage to the Prince William-Kate Middleton hysteria gripping both sides of the Atlantic. In “Wedding Belles,” Mario Testino does the honors, capturing Arizona Muse, Fei Fei Sun, Kirsi Pyrhonen, Madelene De La Motte, Irina Berezina and Karmen Pedaru as they’re besieged by men and women in uniform while maintaining their matrimonial cool .

For Whom the Belle Tolls: A High Fashion Royal Wedding

Stylist Lucinda Chambers has Arizona taking flight in Elie Saab Haute Couture and Kirsi making waves in Marchesa, as Madeleine and Irina draw a cockney crowd in Vivienne Westwood.

 

For Whom the Belle Tolls: A High Fashion Royal Wedding

For Whom the Belle Tolls: A High Fashion Royal Wedding

Meanwhile, Fei Fei and Arizona are ready to cause a five-alarm fire in Alberta Ferretti and Carolina Herrera, respectively; luckily there’s a response team in the neighborhood.

For Whom the Belle Tolls: A High Fashion Royal Wedding

Karmen is every inch the fairy tale princess in Dior Haute Couture and though there is nary a prince in sight, she could easily settle for a Lt. Charming of the Household Regiment – D Squadron.

For Whom the Belle Tolls: A High Fashion Royal Wedding

Fei Fei, however is ready to find herself a few good men– and at least one boyish girl — in Jenny Packham.

For Whom the Belle Tolls: A High Fashion Royal Wedding

All of these gowns are sickeningly gorgeous, but which one would you prefer to see the future princess Naomi Campbell-walk down the aisle in?

I’m a traditionalist and have always wanted to get married in Dior Haute Couture…my bridesmaids, all drag queens in Chanel Couture, deathdropping down the aisle while Liz Taylor officiates in a Givenchy Couture catsuit. Sadly, that dream is now missing a Dame.

Link Love: The Fashion Spot / Photos: Fashiontography

Written by Lester Brathwaite

I was center square from 1969 to 1978, during which I perfected the art of the zing as well as a crippling cocaine addiction. Bea Arthur was responsible for both. @LesFabian lester dot brathwaite at gmail