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CULTURE, FASHION, NEWS / December 12 2011 2:00 PM

25 Top Fashion Moments of 2011

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‘Twas one hell of a year for fashion, 2011.  Alexander McQueen triumphed this year thanks to a pair of well-documented dresses and a bona fide cultural phenomenon at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Christian Dior tried to rebound from a potential PR nightmare, to varying degrees of success. Diffusion lines easily out-shined their designer homes.  An editrix reinvented herself amidst a sea of rumors without losing a beat.  And underaged fashionistas grew up in front of our very eyes. Here are our picks for the 25 most memorable and stylish moments of 2011. 

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NEWS / November 2 2011 7:56 AM

Sarah Burton Couldn’t Even Tell Her Parents About the Kate Middleton Wedding Dress

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Keeping a secret in this day and age is pretty much unheard of, so the fact that the designer of Kate Middleton‘s wedding dress wasn’t revealed until the future Duchess of Cambridge elegantly alighted at Buckingham Palace was somewhat of a small miracle. But the Royal Family doesn’t eff around and had Alexander McQueen‘s creative head, Sarah Burton, sign a confidentiality agreement, meaning she couldn’t even tell her parents about the once in a lifetime opportunity. 

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CULTURE, NEWS / October 21 2011 8:49 AM

15 of Hal Rubenstein’s “100 Unforgettable Dresses”

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InStyle‘s fashion director, Hal Rubenstein waxes iconic in his new book, 100 Unforgettable Dresses (Harper Design, 2011). From Rita Hayworth in Gilda to Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman, Princess Diana to the Duchess of Cambridge, Grace Kelly to Grace Jones, Bob Mackie to Karl Lagerfeld, Rubenstein delves into fashion history and comes up with an informative and entertaining read. But what makes a dress unforgettable? Calvin Klein — one of several designers interviewed for the book —  put it best: “an unforgettable moment is the combination of the right dress on the right woman at the right time.” Click through for a sampling of some of the dresses that made the list.*

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CULTURE / July 12 2011 9:37 AM

Kate Middleton Inspires Brides to Saddle Up

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Brides are a strange, fickle and — above all — crazy folk. Give ‘em an idea and watch them hike their trains up and run it right into the ground. And there was no wedding more influential this year — sorry Kate and Charlene — than that of someone you may or may not have heard of, Catherine Middleton Windsor, The Duchess of Cambridge? Turns out that fairy tale affair has gotten some brides all riled up.

Kate Middleton Inspires Brides to Saddle Up

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