Kate Hogan
December 08, 2011 03:30 PM

Gary Gershoff/WireImage; Jennifer Graylock/INF; Inset: Landov

Will Anne Hathaway wear a Valentino gown on her wedding day? The young star of The Devil Wears Prada is notoriously close with designer Valentino Garavani, so while she called in sick to the opening-night party of his Virtual Museum in New York on Wednesday night, that didn’t stop other guests from speculating on what she might wear when she weds fiancé Adam Shulman.

Stylist Rachel Zoe, who’s worked with Hathaway for nearly seven years, indicated that choosing a wedding dress designer might be difficult for the actress. “But it should be interesting,” she continued. “She’s so young and such a romantic. It will be a fashion ‘moment’ whatever she decides.”

When asked about aesthetic, Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman said she wasn’t sure she’d go for a Princess Bride moment if asked to create the gown. “I’d have to talk to Annie and see what she would like,” she said, because according to Chapman, it’s all about what the bride wants. “They all come up with very different ideas, and that’s what’s wonderful about designing a wedding dress,” she shared. “Everyone has a different opinion. I’d listen to my bride.”

But if, in fact, Hathaway asked Valentino to design her wedding dress, what would he do? “I am so happy for Anne. And I would do my best creation for her,” he shared. “She’s a lovely person. She wears the clothes very, very well. So I would do something special … but I cannot say exactly which type of dress.”

Valentino fan Claire Danes, joined at the bash by husband Hugh Dancy, chose not to discuss gowns (she married two years ago in Narciso Rodriguez), but instead, offered a little first-person advice to the bride-to-be. “Take a sleeping pill the night before the wedding,” she suggested strongly. “Because I could not sleep. Nobody can sleep. You’re so ‘adrenalized.’ So get a little help.

–Jeffrey Slonim


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