EXCLUSIVE: Claire Danes Picks Narciso Rodriguez To Design Her Wedding Gown

06/16/2009 at 11:28 AM ET

Evan Agostini/AP

When Claire Danes walks the aisle to meet Hugh Dancy in a storybook Hollywood wedding, the bride will be wearing a gown designed by her longtime friend Narciso Rodriguez. Danes arrived at the CFDA Fashion Awards on Monday night at Alice Tully Hall in New York on the arm of Rodriguez, saying that as a date, she finds the designer “very cheeky and playful and funny, kind and dear . . . one of my dear friends. Any excuse to hang out with him is welcome,” she said. In fact, she trusts Rodriguez so implicitly, she tells PEOPLE that she’s asked him to create her wedding dress. “He’s making it. I get weepy. .. more emotional than I was expecting,” she said of the process. “It’s intimate.” But is it easy working with a friend? “It’s amazing,” said Danes. “I’m so privileged. I’m collaborating a little bit, but I’m just trusting him implicitly. I’m offing my ideas, but they always pale in comparison to his.” While Danes was in a body-hugging black dress designed by Narciso for her, she indicated that “yes”, she will be wearing white for her wedding day. As for Narciso, he had nothing but praise for his star client. “She’s an extraordinary woman inside and out,” he said of designing for Danes. “That always comes through. You can’t hide it. I just try to make her look more beautiful,” he said. “And it’s not hard to make her look beautiful.” And let’s not forget that he has a little bit of experience dressing beautiful blonde brides, having famously designed Caroline Bessette Kennedy’s dress for her 1996 wedding to John F. Kennedy Jr., which instantly placed the designer on international fashion map. –Jeffrey Slonim

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Jason on

I don’t care what anyone says, they do not know the whole story, and never will. I love Claire Danes, and wish her all the happiness in the world. Such a talented actress, such a beautiful, and intelligent woman. Absolutely loved her in Igby Goes Down- though her part was small, it was a huge detachment from the short-lived series she is famous for, while proving she isn’t a one-trick pony. Also good in Terminator 3, though the movie itself wasn’t great. She was though :)

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Ashlee on

Aw, they make such a wonderful couple. I am so glad for the both of them, really.

Tina on

In the world we live in we should be less judgemental of others and concentrate our energies to directing our own paths. If someone is happy, be happy for them. If someone is sad, sympathize with them. hopefully the favor will be returned to you. We all have times of weakness and turmoil whether you are a celebrity or not. Read the speculations/gossip and remember that they are people with feelings too and deserve to succeed and fail in lifes ups and downs as well as those of us who are not in the public eye. love, peace and happiness to us all.

Cynthia R on

Ladies, where’s Hugh Dancy fault in any of this. First of all, you can’t “steal” what you don’t own. We don’t own the people we have relationships with. He left his family for a reason, men and women do it everyday. If he wasn’t happy at home, he has the right to leave. His responsibility is to HIS CHILDREN ONLY…..

Miss P on

Hugh Dancy dated a British artist named Annie Morris. Parker was engaged to Billy Crudup who left her for Claire Danes. Danes is not marrying him.
Even so, it really is nobody’s business except the people involved. They are the only ones who know what really happened. For all you know it could have been Parker who wanted out of the relationship in the first place … we will never know.
I wish Claire and Hugh all the happiness in the world. They deserve it after all the unfair bashing they get by people who have no idea of what their lives are really like.

Susan on

Hugh did not have a relationship with Parker, you are thinking of Billy Crudup and that was years ago. Leave her alone!!!!!!!

Donna West on

Um, who cares?

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