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That Anne Hathaway's wedding dress will soon be the custom creation of Valentino Garavani should hardly be news. The star has graced many a high-profile event poured into gowns from the old-guard Italian couturier, most notably in a red bustled column to host the 2011 Academy Awards. She looked positively bridal wearing a shimmering white, cap-sleeve Valeninto gown (above) at the The White Fairy Tale Love Ball in July. And just this Thursday Hathaway attended the New York City Ballet Fall Gala in a long-sleeve, sheer Valentino Couture gown printed with a dark green pastoral motif—and offset by an edgy haircut, cropped close for her turn as Fantine in Tom Hooper's "Les Misérables."
Also in attendance at the gala last night, Valentino told reporters that he "did the dress" for Hathaway's upcoming nuptials to Adam Shulman, despite retiring from designing his fashion house in 2008. "She's a very good friend of mine," he said. "She's like my daughter!" Following Hathaway's engagement in November 2011, Valentino hinted at the prospect of creating a wedding dress for the actress, telling People "I am so happy for Anne. And I would do my best creation for her. She's a lovely person. She wears the clothes very, very well. So I would do something special."
UPDATE: Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman are married! See a photo of Anne Hathaway's Valentino wedding dress, here.
—Phillip B. Crook