Royal Wedding Gown Buzz: A New Designer Name Emerges

12/14/2010 at 06:00 PM ET

Royal Wedding Gown Buzz: A New Designer Name Emerges
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Speculation has been building on both sides of the Atlantic about London designer Bruce Oldfield—suddenly rumored to be the front-runner to design Kate Middleton’s wedding gown. The reason for all the hype? Just days ago fellow British designer Ben de Lisi (a red carpet favorite of Kate Winslet’s) reportedly told UK newspaper The Daily Telegraph, “There are lots of rumors [about who will design Kate’s dress], but I’ve heard it is Bruce Oldfield.” Fanning the flames is Oldfield’s refusal to issue a complete denial. “That’s just Ben’s opinion,” his rep told the paper. Oldfield has made no secret of his desire to design Kate’s gown, telling WWD: “If I was lucky enough to be asked, I’d be delighted. I’m already dressing her peers.” And then some: The couturier spent a decade designing for Princess Diana—helping to transform her, he has said, from “a baby” to a style icon. “Kate has such a gorgeous figure that she would look stunning in anything,” says Oldfield. “I would design a simple silhouette with sufficient detailing to give it a sense of occasion, but not so much as to drown her slight frame. Her dress might be traditional and elegant, possibly even demure, but I’m sure she would want a modern twist; a nod to fashion.” –Suzanne Zuckerman; reporting by Simon Perry
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Bh on

I thought I was sick of hearing about this too until Charlie Sheen made the headlines. Now I would GLADLY like to hear about the Royal Wedding in the headlines again…

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