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10 best fashion moments of the week: Behind Song Hye Kyo’s Dior wedding dress, and more

When Korean stars Song Hye Kyo and Song Joong Ki tied the knot last week, it was practically Asia’s equivalent to the Royal Wedding. Although the Descendants of the Sun lovebirds had their outdoor ceremony done privately, fans and media scoured for the littlest of details that could be gleaned from what was thought to be the most anticipated wedding of the year.

So naturally, when Dior revealed itself as the couturier behind Song Hye Kyo’s nuptial gown and shared the process of making it from sketch to final toile, the Insta-world went wild. Inspired by the maison’s Fall 2017 Haute Couture collection, the gown had Maria Grazia Chiuri’s modernised New Look — the romantic, hyper-feminine fin-de-siècle silhouette Mr. Christian Dior was famed for — customised to the actress’ liking: A low-cut square neckline, three-quarter sleeve gown made of silk mikado and delicate lace embroidery. It also comes with a detachable train that’s tied as a ribbon on the waist.

Elsewhere in New York, the year’s prestigious CVFF (CFDA/Vogue Fashion Funds, an initiative devoted to support emerging American designers) was awarded to young Telfar Clemens and his eponymous unisex label Telfar. Guests at the ceremony such as Instagram fashion head honcho Eva Chen and plus-size model Paloma Elsesser were also dressed to the nines in the nation’s best offerings.

From Solange’s glittering Gucci number to Drake’s custom-made gig wardrobe by Prada, here are the week’s best fashion ’Grams you might have missed.

(Main and featured images: Dior)

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Song Hye Kyo’s wedding gown was meticulously handmade by couturiers in Dior’s revered Atelier Flour, Paris.

“If you can imagine it, they can make it. Such was the case for Korean actress Song Hye Kyo’s exquisite wedding dress. Following a design by #MariaGraziaChiuri, the petites mains in our famed haute couture Atelier Flou set about exercising all their extraordinary skill and meticulous attention to detail to whip up a sweeping silk gown of which dreams are made! Congratulations to Song Hye Kyo and Song Joong Ki! #DiorSavoirFaire”

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Solange in a glimmering Gucci jumpsuit? No Kirakira+ necessary.

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Budding designer Telfar Clemens won CVFF’s US$400,000 for his namesake line. Be sure to keep Telfar in your radar.


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Although the Brooklyn-based Vaquera collective didn’t snag the prize, they had Diane von Furstenberg try out their Votes for Women apron.

“????@therealdvf wearing our suffragette apron during her studio visit ????”

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Attendees Eva Chen and Paloma Elsesser stole the spotlight at CVFF with their Yves Klein-blue Brandon Maxwell and tangerine-sheen Adam Selman dresses.

@palomija is just divine (yes, I’m really enjoying all the new emoji). And the two of us together at #cvff are the colour of the Mets ????”

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While cool cats Ruby Aldridge and Gracie Hartzel opted for a yin-yang suit combo.

“Xx @graciehartzel @cfda

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Kicking off the Australia leg of his The Boy Meets World tour, rapper Drake enlisted the help of Prada in the wardrobe department. Customised from the Italian house’s Spring 2018 menswear collection of comic prints, the Drake-exclusive pieces feature tees and vests labelled with “BMWT Special Edition by Prada.”


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Right when we thought we’d be over athleisure, here’s model Dilone showing us why we shouldn’t be.

“There she goes being casual again…”

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Models Natasha Lau and Elizabeth Jane Bishop walked as Dolce & Gabbana’s #DGMillennials for an opulent show held at UK Harrods’ food hall.

“Thanks for making me feel like a queen in my first show @dolcegabbana #DGharrods#DGmillennials”

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We’ve seen Millie Bobby Brown become fashion’s 13-year-old darling, but here’s another style-conscious Stranger Things leading lady to look out for: Natalia Dyer.

“bonjour paris!”

10 best fashion moments of the week: Behind Song Hye Kyo’s Dior wedding dress, and more

Bianca Husodo

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