Rachel Zoe, Valentino Weigh In on Anne Hathaway's Wedding Gown

12/08/2011 at 10:30 AM ET

Anne Hathaway Wedding Dress
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Will Anne Hathaway wear a Valentino gown on her wedding day? The young star of The Devil Wears Prada is notoriously close with designer Valentino Garavani, so while she called in sick to the opening-night party of his Virtual Museum in New York on Wednesday night, that didn’t stop other guests from speculating on what she might wear when she weds fiancé Adam Shulman.

Stylist Rachel Zoe, who’s worked with Hathaway for nearly seven years, indicated that choosing a wedding dress designer might be difficult for the actress. “But it should be interesting,” she continued. “She’s so young and such a romantic. It will be a fashion ‘moment’ whatever she decides.”

When asked about aesthetic, Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman said she wasn’t sure she’d go for a Princess Bride moment if asked to create the gown. “I’d have to talk to Annie and see what she would like,” she said, because according to Chapman, it’s all about what the bride wants. “They all come up with very different ideas, and that’s what’s wonderful about designing a wedding dress,” she shared. “Everyone has a different opinion. I’d listen to my bride.”

But if, in fact, Hathaway asked Valentino to design her wedding dress, what would he do? “I am so happy for Anne. And I would do my best creation for her,” he shared. “She’s a lovely person. She wears the clothes very, very well. So I would do something special … but I cannot say exactly which type of dress.”

Valentino fan Claire Danes, joined at the bash by husband Hugh Dancy, chose not to discuss gowns (she married two years ago in Narciso Rodriguez), but instead, offered a little first-person advice to the bride-to-be. “Take a sleeping pill the night before the wedding,” she suggested strongly. “Because I could not sleep. Nobody can sleep. You’re so ‘adrenalized.’ So get a little help.

–Jeffrey Slonim


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I heard they told her, “don’t get married. unless you’ve got a prenup.”

Elsa Caceres on

i hope she elopes…or suprises people with her wedding
she is simple and her fiancess is down to earth
so i do not expect 400 guests or a fiasco
they should look at Vanessa and Nick
simple nice wedding
and they wanted intimate

Elsa Caceres on

Claire is married…and a pre nup is a good idea
they are rich
so it is better to be practical
but i hope they work at this marriage
the youth nowadays give up so fast

mitz on

Blah, blah, blah. So what? No one care, and yes, I did comment.

mitz on


Deborah McCabe on

Anne should seek out Ralph Lauren. He created two fabulous wedding gowns for his daughter and daughter in law. Classic, romantic and stunning.Wishing all the happiness.

William on

Ralphs Daughter looked like an insane wedding clown in the 4000 yards of ruffles.But wish them all the best

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