When Kate Moss married Jamie Hince in a rural Cotswolds village in the summer, everyone was struck first by two things: how happy the bride looked, and how comfortable the supermodel seemed in her beautiful 30s wedding dress. And no wonder, because the silk creation was designed by her best friend, fashion outcast John Galliano. The supermodel has given an interview where she talks about the design process for the gown, and her feelings about the big day.
Kate told Vogue, 'When I put the dress on, I'm really happy. I forget about everything. [I wanted] a classic Galliano, those chiffon Thirties kind. I've lived in his dresses for years, and they just make me feel so comfortable. But it's so much more couture, couture, couture. Oh my God, the work that's going into the dress!' Talking through the creative process, Moss said that Galliano brought along '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?' Er, of course - that's how we design all our dresses.
Galliano explained, 'She dared me to be John Galliano again. I couldn't pick up a pencil. It's been my creative rehab. She was very professional and very demanding.' He said that his main inspiration had been the pictures of writer Zelda Fitzgerald, which represented the jazz age. Designing Kate's dress has been talked about in fashion circles as the first step on the road to acceptance again after Galliano's sacking as head of Dior.