Paris Hilton's Wedding Dress - Will It Be Inspiration for a Career in Fashion Design?

by Fran Walker
Fashion School Review Columnist

August 29, 2005

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If you want your career in fashion design to indulge your romantic side, it is worth including wedding dress design in your studies at fashion design school. Wedding dress design is big business. Add to this the forthcoming wedding of Paris Hilton and Paris Latsis, and you can expect wedding dresses to get an even higher profile this year. But whose career in fashion design is destined to include Paris Hilton's wedding dress?

Wedding Designers Who May Be On Paris Hilton's Wish List

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Paris Hilton wants a fairy tale wedding - or even two! While even she may not get a wish to be married in St Paul's Cathedral, Paris's assured sense of style and high profile is sure to garner her the wedding dress of her dreams. But who might be on Paris' wish list of fashion designers?

  • Christian Dior - Donald Trump's bride Melania Knauss chose Dior for her lavish gown, which took 1000 hours to make and four people to carry! Surely Paris will not allow herself to be upstaged by Melania for long. Melania then changed into a Vera Wang so she could fit behind the table to eat her wedding dinner, so both of these fashion designers could be contenders.
  • Vera Wang. While Vera Wang never attended fashion design school, her stunning designs speak for themselves. Wang has designed wedding gowns for Heidi Klum, Jennifer Lopez and Tiger Woods' wife Eline Nordegren.
  • Sanjana Jon. Could be an unexpected contender. Paris has worn Sanjana's ethnic dresses before, and the talented Indian fashion designer is soon to launch a wedding line.

Do You Need Fashion Design School to Become a Wedding Dress Designer?

Just as many women have their heart set on a fairytale wedding, many people who want a career in fashion design have their heart set designing the dresses. While Vera Wang did not attend fashion design school, she did work for seventeen years at Vogue. Most of us who desire a fashion design career know that fashion design school is the best way to get to design wedding dresses. It also helps if you have a vision of clothing a fairy tale princess. After all, it's not only Paris Hilton who deserves the perfect wedding day.


About the Author
Fran Walker is a freelance writer, editor and researcher specializing in educational, health, safety and domestic issues. Previously, she spent five years in marketing in the self-help, health and health and safety sectors before leaving to start a family

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