Valentino to design Anne Hathaway’s wedding dress

Couture bridal gown in the works for lucky Les Miserables star

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ELLE cover star Anne Hathaway is on a roll: starring role in the film version of Les Mis which opens in December; engaged to fellow actor Adam Shulman; and now the recipient of a one-off wedding dress personally created for her by Valentino.

It would be fair to say that the designer is a fan: ‘She's a very good friend of mine,’ Valentino told E! News. ‘She's like my daughter!’
Then, with characteristic understatement, he added: ‘She's sensational. She's fantastic. She's a girl that… She deserves what she has in this life. [That] means she's already a great star. But she's going to be a great, great, great, great thousand times great star. She has all the qualities.’
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Though now retired from the label which bears his name, Valentino still creates designs for selected projects, including the New York City Ballet last week and now an extra-special bridal gown for Anne. According to rumours, the rest of the wedding has yet to be arranged, or even scheduled – although with a Valentino dress made to measure by the great man himself, what more is there to worry about, really?

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