Wedding gown of UK's Princess Beatrice goes on show

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Caroline de Guitaut, Deputy Surveyor of The Queen's Works of Art, views the wedding dress worn by Princess Beatrice of York at her July 2020 wedding, which was originally worn by Britain's Queen Elizabeth in the 1960s, ahead of it going on public display at Windsor Castle, Windsor, Britain. (Reuters)
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Britain's Princess Beatrice of York stands alongside her wedding dress, which was originally worn by Britain's Queen Elizabeth in the 1960s, as she talks with Royal Collection Trust curator Caroline de Guitaut, ahead of the dress going on public display at Windsor Castle, Windsor, Britain, September 23, 2020. (Reuters)
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Caroline de Guitaut Deputy Surveyor of The Queen's Works of Art views Princess Beatrice's wedding dress, designed by the renowned British fashion designer Sir Norman Hartnell and loaned to by Queen Elizabeth II, on display at Windsor Castle in Windsor, England, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. (AP)
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Caroline de Guitaut Deputy Surveyor of The Queen's Works of Art views Princess Beatrice's wedding dress, designed by the renowned British fashion designer Sir Norman Hartnell and loaned to by Queen Elizabeth II, on display at Windsor Castle in Windsor, England, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. (AP)
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Updated 23 September 2020

Wedding gown of UK's Princess Beatrice goes on show

  • Also to go on display at Windsor will be Beatrice's wedding shoes, made by Valentino, and a replica of her bridal bouquet
  • However, the Queen Mary diamond fringe tiara, which the queen wore for her own wedding in 1947 and lent Beatrice for the day, will not feature

WINDSOR, England: The gown worn by Britain's Princess Beatrice at her scaled down wedding two months ago goes on display to the public on Thursday at Windsor Castle where her "secret" marriage took place.
Beatrice, Queen Elizabeth's granddaughter, tied the knot with Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi at the castle to the west of London in July in a private ceremony without the usual pomp and fanfare that royal weddings usually attract.
The couple had planned to marry in May but the coronavirus lockdown, which restricted the number of guests, forced them to reschedule and have a low-key ceremony instead which was only attended by close family including the 94-year-old monarch.


For the occasion, Beatrice, 32, the elder daughter of Prince Andrew, the queen's second son, and Sarah, Duchess of York, wore a remodelled taffeta, ivory dress designed by Norman Hartnell which Elizabeth herself first wore in the 1960s and loaned to her granddaughter for the wedding.
The ninth-in-line to the British throne was reunited with her dress at the castle on Wednesday for a photocall to publicise the upcoming display.
"This royal wedding dress is particularly unique because I think it's the first time in royal history and certainly in modern royal history, say from the 18th or 19th century onwards, that an existing dress ... has been reworn and turned into a wedding dress," said the display's curator Caroline de Guitaut.


"So it's a very special, very unique piece."
Also to go on display at Windsor will be Beatrice's wedding shoes, made by Valentino, and a replica of her bridal bouquet. However, the Queen Mary diamond fringe tiara, which the queen wore for her own wedding in 1947 and lent Beatrice for the day, will not feature.


Paris Hilton dazzles in Kuwaiti designer’s gown in new music video

Updated 22 October 2020

Paris Hilton dazzles in Kuwaiti designer’s gown in new music video

DUBAI: Former reality star Paris Hilton has released a new music video, “I Blame You,” in which she wears a glitzy gown by Kuwaiti designer-to-the-stars Yousef Al-Jasmi. 

The 39-year-old singer and actress chose a form-fitting silver dress with a high collar.

Hilton dedicated the song to her partner, the author and entrepreneur Carter Reum, who appears in clips in the video. The star has known Reum for 15 years, but they have only been dating since November 2019.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

@parishilton always rock my creations #Iblameyou باريس هيلتون تتألق من جسميكو

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Apart from the romantic tribute, Hilton’s song also comes with a good cause. 

In a teaser video the hotel heiress shared on Instagram before the release, she said that all the proceeds from “I Blame You” will go to Breaking Code Silence, an organization that provides therapeutic treatments for children with trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Hilton has been vocal about mental health after her recent YouTube documentary, “This Is Paris,” revealed she is still coping from trauma she experienced at a boarding school as a child. In the documentary, Hilton claimed she and other students suffered mental and physical abuse from the school staff.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

@aliciakeys Alicia keys wearing Yousef aljasmi #billboards2020 #billboardmusicawards

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Hilton was not the only star to be spotted in Al-Jasmi’s creation in recent days. On Oct. 15, US singer Alicia Keys showed off a sparkling bodysuit by the designer during her performance at the Billboard Music Awards.

Al-Jasmi’s signature glittering looks have also been worn by stars including American singers Mariah Carey and Kelly Rowland, and media personality and socialite Khloe Kardashian.