26 May 2011

VOTE: Which wedding dress should Sofia Coppola wear?

With the happy news that Sofia Coppola will wed her rocker beau Thomas Mars at her family's Italian villa this August comes fervent speculation surrounding what she'll wear for her Big Day. It's no secret Grazia Daily adores the director's restrained (and therefore ridiculously cool and contemporary) style, from the minimalist sheaths to the tailored shorts. But considering Ms Coppola sports more black than VB and even wore FLATS to receive her Oscar, we’re particuarly fascinated to see how she’ll handle bridal wear. Dun dun DUUUN!

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What we do know is Sofia’s a longtime Louis Vuitton fan - she's even designed bags for the brand - and Marc Jacobs once hailed her as 'the epitome of [the] girl I fantasize of', so will her designer pal whip up a custom-made confection? You may recall that in 2008, the duo attended the Met Ball together with Sofia wearing a demure silk gown created by Marc's fair hand, which stays true to her penchant for understated and sleek lines. But umm, we can't help feeling this is more P-Middy Bridesmaid than K-Mid Bridal, y'know? Step forward the gown Rosie Huntington-Whiteley wore on Louis Vuitton's A/W ’10 catwalk - a superbly frothy design perfect for walking up the aisle.

Okay, okay, you may well be thinking that the director is far too tomboyish to go girlie but, having scoured through the Grazia archives, we're pleasantly surprised to find a fair few ruffly numbers among Sofia's black-on-black oeuvre. These frocks, par exemple, are elegant and understated with just the right amount of fanciness to suit her gamine-like frame. Might she wear a floor-length version come the Big Day?

Here's what we're picturing. Chanel’s Resort 2011 catwalk offered up more than enough vintage-inspired options, especially if Sofia's looking for a seventies style wedding, or will she make like Natasha Poly and opt for something more intricate like this Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci couture gown? We're also rather fond of this Ralph Lauren number from the S/S'11 catwalk, which is dainty enough to be bride-appropriate while the lace tablecloth design softens the look. So are you with us? We want to hear your suggestions, people!

- Jessica Vince


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