Perhaps it's speculation, likely it's fact. It is being wildly reported that Kim Kardashian is planning on tying the knot with Kris Humphries in a Vera Wang dress and Christian Louboutin shoes. Yawn. Factory.
The bride-to-be was overheard telling the staff at the Louboutin boutique in New York City that the designer was "custom-making her shoes for the wedding, but she wanted to try some on for size." Apparently, she then proceeded to try on several crystal-encrusted pairs (of course). Then a few days later she, sister Kourtney, and her trustee camera crew supposedly met with Vera Wang, who, not coincidentally, also designed the dress for sister Khloe.
Vera Wang? Christian Louboutin? Yawn Factory.
We all know that Kim is going to look drop-dead gorgeous on her wedding day, but could she have possibly chosen two more cliche things? Let me guess, she's going to also wear her "hair" in long, loose curls and have a cathedral-length veil and a bouquet of fresh white calla lilies. It's all been done too much.
It seems like for the past 10 years plus, the only designer celebrities have chosen for their wedding gowns is Vera Wang. Don't get me wrong, she designs beautiful dresses, but don't these "trend-setters" want to wear something different? Don't they want to set themselves apart from the rest? Vera Wang dresses -- and Christian Louboutin shoes -- are starting to become, if they haven't already, the Gap of the celebrity wedding world.
Think of some of the most memorable celebrity wedding gowns. For me, Gwen Stefani, Jennifer Aniston, and, obviously, Kate Middleton come to mind. Galliano, Lawrence Steele, McQueen. Bing, bang, boom. Unrelated: If I ever become rich and were to marry (my husband) again, I would no doubt choose this unbelievable Burberry dress. I don't care if it's not a wedding gown; it's stunning, and I cannot, for the life of me, understand why no celebrity has ever been married in it. It's madness.
The thing is, celebrity wedding dresses are always custom. So, if they have something particular in mind, why can't they just tell their designer what they're thinking? I simply don't get why every celebrity always flocks to Ms. Wang for their dresses. Well, actually I do. They want her name. But don't they realize that now that everybody -- including mere mortals like you and me -- wears her dresses, it's no longer special or unique?
I wish Kim had chosen, like, a totally unknown name to design her wedding dress and started a trend of her own. How will I ever enjoy my weekend now? Drat.
What do you think of all these Vera Wang dresses?
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