It's been more than a month since Kate Moss got married, but don't forget it happened you short-attention-spanned, Internet-reading public, you! Vogue, print edition, is here to remind everyone about Moss's nuptials in its September issue, from which the model stares back at you with that retouched look in her eye, wearing a lovely fall Alexander McQueen runway dress. Hamish Bowles got the story about what happened inside the wedding. According to him, it was a great PG affair, full of love, veal, fashion people, and vodka-champagne cocktails (the "Kate 76") that caused him to eventually see the floor slanted. Bowles found out why, at the age of 37, having eschewed marriage almost skillfully for so long, Kate finally decided to wed Jamie Hince:
[I]t was curling up together in front of the compelling British television documentary series Big Fat Gypsy Weddings that appears to have sealed the deal. “I am so romantic about Gypsies,” Kate explains. “They’re not allowed to do anything until they get married. So they all get married really young, at sixteen. You can’t believe the dresses. They’re like blinging butterflies times ten; they can’t move down the aisle! It’s so genius. I was just watching Jamie, so cute, and I was like, these girls, they just spend their whole life waiting for that day—let’s do it!”
For those of you unfamiliar with the series, you can watch some of the inspiring footage here.
Other things about the wedding that may interest you: The date was changed from Saturday to Friday not to avoid conflicting with Princess Charlene of Monaco's wedding, as reported, but to accommodate wedding photographer Mario Testino's schedule; Carine Roitfeld hobnobbed with Terry Richardson and said, "I never go in countryside"; after the wedding, Kate posed topless with her daughter Lila Grace ("her mother’s friends laughingly compare her to Absolutely Fabulous’s Saffy, the studious, long-suffering daughter to Kate’s giddy Edina," Bowles writes).
But most importantly, Bowles spoke with Moss's wedding dress designer, John Galliano — his first interview since getting fired from Christian Dior and retreating to rehab.
They discussed everything on the phone, and then, when John was out of rehab for the first of four marathon fittings, he brought her “bags full of bits, and pulled tulle and sequins and veils and flowers out. And then we just kind of pinned things together, like the old days, you know?”
“She was very professional and very demanding,” says Galliano, who was inspired by Jazz Age photographs of Zelda Fitzgerald. He had sent a friend to a beloved vintage fair (“because I couldn’t go”), who returned with “a beautiful rosary, which I thought must have been from a fallen angel.” For John it evoked his late partner-in-design Stephen Robinson. “So Stephen is watching,” he says, “nestled in the back of the bow.”
... “She dared me to be John Galliano again,” the designer tells me. “I couldn’t pick up a pencil. It’s been my creative rehab.”
Vogue does not mention — and has remarkably refrained from mentioning altogether — Galliano's firing from Dior. In case you were wondering how the industry feels about him — and practically all of its most important and influential members attended Kate's 138-guest wedding — this happened:
When Kate’s father, Peter, thanks John Galliano for “the beautiful dress,” every guest stands in a spontaneous ovation, and John’s eyes well up.