Victoria’s Secret model Karlie Kloss has married Joshua Kushner (brother of Donald Trump’s advisor and son-in-law Jared). A candid Instagram post of the newlyweds laughing at their (reportedly) upstate New York celebration confirmed the news.
The groom wore a tuxedo and bowtie while the bride wore (surprise surprise) white to their low-key ceremony, which supposedly took place in front of 80 guests. Now, we’re not in the mindset that women should be compared to one another, but there was something uncannily familiar about Kloss’ wedding dress. With full-length lace sleeves, a structured bodice, and scalloped V-shaped neckline, the gown recalled a trend kickstarted by Kate Middleton some seven years ago.
Between Princess Eugenie’s wedding and Meghan and Harry’s pregnancy announcement, the past week has been filled with royal family news. We shouldn't be surprised that Kloss got caught in the royal fever too.
When the Duchess of Cambridge stepped out in that Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen wedding dress the ripples of impact were felt immediately. Quickly fashioned high street replicas were sold immediately, but the structured bodice and return to long lace sleeves (after years of strapless dresses being au fait) can still be seen filtering through the bridal houses today. This very week, H&M channelled a similar gown within the launch of their new wedding range (a mere snip at £149.99 compared to the £250,000 cost of Kate's own gown).
But, back to Kloss. Her’s may not be an exact copy but the design, which is being reportedly credited to Maria Grazia Chiuri for Dior, is certainly referential.