Fashion News: Pippa Middleton’s bridesmaid dress inspires copies


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Copies of the simple, figure-hugging ivory dress Pippa Middleton wore to serve as maid of honor when sister Kate married Prince William in April are going to be offered to the general public. Mass-market retailer Debenhams plans to sell copies for the equivalent of about $286 at today’s exchange rates starting later this year. The dress, which like Kate’s wedding gown was designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, made Pippa an overnight international style star. [Telegraph]

Michael Kors and longtime boyfriend Lance LePere have picked up a marriage license, taking advantage of New York’s new marriage equality law. The ceremony will be private, Kors says. [WWD]


Rumors that Heidi Klum is leaving “Project Runway” are not true, according to a spokesman for Lifetime. [People]

First comes love, then comes a revenue source for Kim Kardashian who has produced 1,000 bottles of a new scent -- Love by Kim Kardashian -- in honor of her coming wedding day. [Kiss & Makeup]

Kendall Jenner -- daughter of Olympian Bruce and younger sister of all those Kardashians -- was announced as the face of Australian swimwear designer Leah Madden’s summer 2012 collection. [People]

Former contestants from “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” have donated clothes they wore on the show to be auctioned off for charity. Luxury consignment service eDrop-Off will auction items from more than 25 former contestants, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the American Red Cross. Log in from Friday through Aug. 12 to bid. The top that most recent bachelorette Ashley Herbert wore in Fiji is among the items included. [People]

Stylist Brad Goreski, who formerly and famously worked for Rachel Zoe, has a book deal with Harper Collins. His “Born to Be Brad: Life and Style Lessons from the Front Lines of Fashion” is due out in 2012. [Fashionologie]

A summer hair look to try: copy stars like Kate Bosworth, Taryn Manning and Lauren Conrad by adding pastel highlights or dip-dyed end in colors such as pink or aqua. [InStyle]


-- Susan Denley

Photos, from top: Pippa Middleton holds sister Kate Middleton’s train during the royal wedding in April. Copies of Pippa’s dress are to go on sale later this year (credit: Alastair Grant / Associated Press); Stylist Brad Goreski, who has a book deal (Michael Nagle / For The Times).


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