May 25, 2002 |
Supermodel Claudia Schiffer will wear a "classical, almost fairy-tale dress" by Valentino for her wedding today to British film producer Matthew Vaughn. The haute couture designer had dressed the model in many wedding dresses for catwalks, but this was different, he said: "There is so much emotion. " Schiffer and Vaughn, both 31, upset Suffolk County villagers in eastern England after an ancient pathway near Schiffer's mansion was closed on the eve of the wedding reception in her home, Coldham Hall.
April 14, 2016 |
Thanks to a fashionable collaboration between Philadelphia University and the East Falls Historical Society, we have yet another reason this spring to celebrate our city's most beloved princess. Each floor of the university's Paul J. Gutman Library houses a slice of the sweet exhibit "The Swan: Grace Kelly and a Century of Bridal Fashion. " Thirteen ensembles are featured in "The Swan," but a replica of the dreamy, lace gown Kelly wore the day she married Prince Rainier of Monaco - April 19, 1956 - is meant to be the sartorial draw.
July 13, 2011 |
JENNIFER SALVAGE'S wedding dress has racked up quite a few frequent-flier miles. Jennifer and her husband, Jeff, pack the dress - a white-stretched-lace-over-jersey number - on their treks across the globe. When the mood strikes, Jennifer goes into bride mode and puts on her wedding getup so Jeff can photograph her. Jeff has photographed Jennifer in her wedding dress in places ranging from New Zealand to China to Las Vegas and back again. The Medford, N.J., couple compiled these testaments of love - to travel and each other - in a book called One Dress, One Woman, One World . The Salvages, who have been married for three years, lust to wander.
June 2, 2004 |
Before Katharine Hepburn was a Hollywood legend, she was a student at Bryn Mawr College, singing vaguely bawdy songs, dancing around the maypole, and, naturally, starring in the class play. She graduated in 1928, became - briefly - the wife of a Main Line socialite, and years later immortalized another local maiden, Radnor heiress Hope Montgomery Scott, in The Philadelphia Story. Hepburn fled suburbia for stage and screen, but an exhibition and auction of her estate beginning tomorrow at Sotheby's preserve that era and the rest of her life, which ended last June at age 96. Visitors can see and purchase a lock of Hepburn's baby hair, her Bryn Mawr trigonometry exams and notes on Wagner, her wedding dress, and a diamond-and-sapphire pin that Howard Hughes gave her. The pin, which Sotheby's estimates will sell for $15,000 to $20,000 when the sale is held June 10 and 11, is a rare bit of glamour in the life of a woman whose furniture, clothing and jewelry exuded Connecticut Yankee, not Hollywood star.
August 18, 2000 |
During a photo shoot they were doing for fun this week, Jessica Sullivan does some rearranging with Penelope Spahr's wedding dress near the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
July 12, 1993 |
A contestant in the Forever Beautiful Ms. Senior Citizens Pageant, Nannie Short, 93, wears the wedding dress she made 70 years ago. The winner yesterday at the Ramada Inn on Penrose Avenue was Vera Gunn Harden, "60 plus" years old. First runner-up was Clydie Jones, 67; second runner-up was Mary Upshaw, "70 plus" years old.
March 30, 1986 |
It is not too late to buy a wedding gown for a traditional June wedding, but most of the customers in bridal shops at this time of year are planning a fall wedding. Women are encouraged to start shopping for their gowns six months before the wedding, because delivery can take as long as four months. That doesn't mean spur-of-the-moment formal weddings are impossible. There are stores that will dress the bride and attendants in a couple of weeks, and at least one will outfit a bride in a day. But they'd better wear size 8, 10 or 12, because that's what the stores usually have in stock to use as samples.
March 12, 2012 |
Maree Frisby Rambo, 84, of Chestnut Hill, a patron of cultural and charitable organizations who was a bridesmaid to Princess Grace of Monaco, died of an apparent aneurysm at home Saturday, March 3. In April 1956, Mrs. Rambo was Maree Pamp, one of the bridesmaids at the royal wedding of Grace Kelly - a friend from the Stevens School in Philadelphia - to Prince Rainier III of Monaco. Kelly, an Academy Award-winning actress, had given up her career and was a princess after her storybook romance.
December 20, 1993 |
Made-to-order wedding dresses, like babies, are usually conceived months before they arrive. But the first time Carolina Herrera heard she would create Marla Maples' wedding dress was Dec. 11. Herrera, the women's clothing designer whose client list flows with some of the world's bluest blood - from Princess Margaret to Jacqueline Onassis - knew she would have to work swiftly. "I often start on a wedding dress six months early," she said during an interview at her office this week.
July 7, 2011 |
She's exchanged vows with her husband twice over the last 14 years - once at a borough hall, once at church - and yet Barbara Persia , 44, has never fulfilled that universal girlhood wish, to wear a fabulous wedding dress. Third time's the charm, they say: On Saturday, Barbara will don her dream wedding dress for her third go-round at the altar with her husband, 58-year-old Mark Persia . This time, the Ridley Park couple will say their vows at a chapel that's both sacred and profane: the Rascal Flatts concert at Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden.