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Kate Moss has revealed that the inspiration for her wedding to Jamie Hince, indeed the inspiration to get married in the first place, came from repeated viewings of the Channel 4 documentary series My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding. This, despite ample proof that Kate is neither big, nor fat, nor a gypsy.
If you’ve not seen it, the show depicted a series of weddings within the gypsy and traveller communities in Britain, focussing largely on the enormous gulf between their incredibly lavish ceremonies, and the more earthy reality of their day to day lives. Some prejudices have been exploded, others confirmed, so it’s been quite a controversial TV show for travellers and observers alike.
Here’s a brief taster:
Despite the fashion nightmares on display in some of the weddings, the show won Kate’s heart, as she explained to Vogue: “I am so romantic about gypsies.
“They’re not allowed to do anything until they get married. So they all get married really young, at sixteen. You can’t believe the dresses. They’re like blinging butterflies times ten; they can’t move down the aisle! It’s so genius. I was just watching Jamie, so cute, and I was like, these girls, they just spend their whole life waiting for that day – let’s do it!”
And of course, Kate’s dress was created with a similar level of devotion, even if the results were wildly different. The Telegraph have a picture, if you’ve not seen it yet.
Taking her cues from The Great Gatsby, Kate contacted John Galliano, with a very specific idea in mind. She said she was after “a classic Galliano, those chiffon thirties kind. I’ve lived in his dresses for years, and they just make me feel so comfortable. But it’s so much more couture, couture, couture. Oh, my God, the work that’s going into the dress!”
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Fraser has been writing and broadcasting about music and popular culture for over 15 years, first at the Top of the Pops website, and most recently for the NME, Guardian and MSN. He also wrote BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog and reviews albums for BBC Radio 2.
He is Anglophenia's current resident Brit, blogging about British slang and running around the Mall taking snaps of the crowd at the Royal Wedding, as well as reigniting a childhood passion for classic Doctor Who and cramming as much music in as he can manage.
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