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Fashion Report: Former Kate Middleton's wedding gown on display

July 22, 2011 |  8:32 am

Prince William and Kate Middleton, who is wearing gown by Alexander McQueen

 The Duchess of Cambridge's exquisite wedding gown is going on display in an exhibit opening Saturday at Buckingham Palace. Besides the gown, designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, the exhibit will include the former Kate Middleton's earrings, tiara and shoes. The items showcase "British craftsmanship, British skill at its best," curator Caroline de Guitaut says. Record crowds are expected: 127,000 advance tickets ($28 for an adult) have already sold for the display, scheduled to run through Oct. 3. [USA Today]

Courtney Love in mullet gown at AmFar gala Have you noticed all the celebrities wearing "mullet dresses" -- short in front, long in back?The Telegraph has and is calling it a trend. Think Stella McCartney at this year's MET Ball, and Courtney Love, left, at the AmFar gala in Cannes in May.  [Telegraph]

Stylist Brad Goreski -- onetime assistant to Rachel Zoe -- is scheduled to give fashion advice from 3 to 5 p.m. EDT Friday  on, a website and iPhone app that gives instant fashion advice from users and experts. [People]

Versace has joined a campaign to end the practice of sand-blasting denim to give it a faded look. The practice was outlawed in Europe in 1966 because it is dangerous for the workers who do it, but it still goes on in countries that include Bangladesh, China, Egypt and Mexico. Other leading brands in the campaign include Benetton, Burberry, Levi-Strauss and H&M. [Telegraph]

Christina von Messling of Los Angeles' blog Mondette shared her list of top 10 places to shop for vintage fashion, including the very exclusive Lilie et Cie and Decades Two, and the more populist Rose Bowl Flea Market. [JC Report]

Celine Dion has a new fragrance for women, Signature, coming on the market in September. [WWD] (Subscription required.)

Sephora, which already has an iPhone app, introduced an app for the iPad this week. [WWD] (Subscription required.)

Tavi, the now 15-year-old style blogger who somehow became a darling of the fashion industry as our Booth Moore explained awhile back, has a book contract. Congratulations to Tavi. But the sound you hear is me banging my head against a wall. [The Cut] 

--Susan Denley

Photos: Top, Prince William and Catherine on their wedding day in April. Kate's Alexander McQueen gown will be on public display. Credit: Associate Press Photos. Bottom, Courtney Love wears a mullet gown to the AmFar Gala. Credit: George Pimentel /Getty Images.


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