The Stars Who Wore Vera Wang to the Oscars + Chrissy Teigen's Wedding Dress Inspiration
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March 04, 2014
The tradition of a trousseau is age-old, when a woman began sewing clothes at an early age in anticipation of her marriage. While the concept of a trousseau is no longer practical, the idea of shopping for your wedding night and honeymoon is still enduring and relevant. The implication is timeless: new clothes for a new life.
Depending on where your honeymoon is, you might be packing bikinis for the beach or evening dresses for a European escape. Combine fabrics – cashmere, cotton, silk and lace – to create versatility. For any trousseau and any destination, a few pieces are essential: a lightweight cotton robe, a cashmere twin set, a little black dress with high-heels and a neutral-toned pashmina shawl. I strongly recommend packing black leggings for comfort, ease and practicality – I live by them. -XO, Vera
Vera Wang at the Oscars
On Sunday, March 2nd the eyes of the world turned to Hollywood for the 86th Academy Awards ceremony, and two of Hollywood's most talented stars chose Vera Wang for the occasion.
Presenter Emma Watson wore a Vera Wang Collection pewter metallic fine gauge ribbed knit tank and black stretch lamé godet mermaid skirt from the F/W 2014 collection. While Idina Menzel, who performed Best Song winner Let It Go from Frozen, wore a custom Vera Wang strapless emerald green silk faille mermaid gown with hand draping detail and sweetheart neckline as she made her way down the red carpet .
Singer John Legend and model Chrissy Teigen said "I do" last fall in Lake Como, Italy. The bride, who wore three different Vera Wang gowns -- two in ivory and one in red -- chose a pastel palette of pale pink and ivory for their romantic wedding.
See the sketches and runway looks that inspired her wedding ceremony and reception dresses at Martha Stewart Weddings. And pick up the Spring 2014 issue, on stands now, to see their stunning wedding photos.
behind the dress
Dress Diary: Miriam
When you experience Miriam for the first time, it’s like stepping into a secret garden. There are so many things to see—it’s just a matter of looking closer. When you finally set out and explore, you’re given the pleasure of discovering all sorts of very intricate, fine details: elaborate trapunto stitching on the bodice, a seductive cutout in the back, and a light, airy, yet highly voluminous skirt that gives the illusion of the bride floating on air. The total effect of all these details is a dress that feels very couture. There’s an old world level of attention to detail, but reinvented in a modern palette of edgy black and white.
The trapunto stitching in the corset-boned bodice is the hidden star of the show. A way to add...READ MORE