The happy, brooding couple.
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Kimye’s impending nuptials: let’s discuss. Obviously, the entire event will be lavish, over-the-top and totally insane. (We can’t wait!) The two stars are both notoriously extravagant, and despite this being Kardashian’s third wedding (#charmed), y’all know that NO expense will be spared for Kanye’s first trip down the aisle. I mean, you saw the ring, right? I’m imagining like, diamond-encrusted everything—from place settings to port-a-pottys to the Lorraine Schwartz-sponsored gift bags and the mini Margiela mask for Nori. Their love knows no bounds and their wallets know no limits. Remember: these are the people who spent over a million dollars on beds. BEDS. Six of them. SIX. That s*** cray.
Also, keep in mind that Kim wore three different Vera Wang dresses (gratis, but valued at approx. $20K a piece) for her 2011 wedding to Kris Humphries, and DUH-RIPPED in an estimated $10 million worth of (borrowed) high-end jewelry. So, it’s probably pretty safe to assume that she’ll outdo herself with West because EVERYONE will be watching. But will Ye get final approval of the gown(s)?
Traditionally, it’s bad luck for the groom to see the bride in her dress before the ceremony—however, this wedding will be a major style moment for both Kanye, as the determined designer, and Kim, who’s still seeking a more widespread acceptance into the fashion world herself. West has had a considerable hand (or two) in the reality star’s monochromatic style transformation and continues to be vocal about her sartorial choices: “You want your guy to think you’re really hot,” Kardashian said in a recent interview. “I’ll put something on and he’ll [Kanye] say, ’No, that doesn’t look good’, and I’ll trust him.”
So what will the two do about the great gown debate? Either way, we’re here to help and have picked out four options for K&K to
ELIE SAAB SPRING 2011 COUTURE
Photo: Elie Saab
The draping at the waist of this deep-V bustier gown from Elie Saaab will undoubtedly flatter Kardashian’s curvy figure and accentuate her assets up top (if they can contain them, of course). The nude, almost dusty rose tint of this couture piece from Saab’s Spring 2011 line will play up Kim’s olive skin and the middle slit will put her pins on tasteful display.
VERA WANG FALL 2012 BRIDAL COLLECTION
Photo: Vera Wang
Despite not having much long-term luck in any of her three previous Vera Wang wedding dresses, the designer is a close family friend of the Kardashians and undoubtedly knows how to dress Kim’s body by now. Putting a different spin on Wang this time around, we picked this top-ruched, body-hugging black gown to add a little high fashion edge to her high fashion wedding.
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER FALL 2004 COUTURE
Photo: Jean Paul Gaultier
Two words: DROP. DEAD. Because that’s what Kanye would do if he saw Kim walk down the aisle in this 2004 piece from Jean Paul Gaultier’s Fall Couture show. Gaultier’s plunging white gown is not unlike the royal blue number Kardashian wore to accompany West to last year’s Angel Ball, but the barely-there side-ties would make mouths fall and put the bride’s most famous bodypart on display like KA-POW. (Giant veiled cowboy hat optional, cape strongly encouraged.)
GIVENCHY FALL 2011 COUTURE
Last but not least, a little Givenchy. In September, Kim and Kanye got all glammed up in matching black to sit front row for the luxury brand’s runway show during Paris Fashion Week, and who can forget their matching Givenchy red carpet togs from the 2013 Met Gala? The label’s creative director, Riccardo Tisci, is a close, personal friend of West’s and would likely be the first person the rapper would go to if he wanted to design Kim’s gown himself. This semi-sheer white dress would make for an ideal model (if the couple opts to go the way of collaboration) with its subtly sexy see-through panels, intricate details and well-placed cut-outs.