Anne Hathaway's Engaged! Our Wedding Dress Picks, Inspired By Her Best Red Carpet Looks
With news of Anne Hathaway's engagement to longtime boyfriend Adam Shulman making major headlines, we're already wondering who the actress might have on dress-designing duty. For our part, we're placing all bets on Valentino—Anne's got a major professional and personal relationship with the couturier, and he's dressed her for some of her most notable red carpet appearances over the past several years. But just in case, we've rounded up some of Hathaway's best red carpet looks—many of which could serve as wonderful wedding dress inspiration. Which label do you think Hathaway will don?
Anne joined Valentino at his White Fairy Tale Love Ball this past July at a stately Parisian chateau (we must've lost our invite...hmm). In addition to the ruffled, embellished ivory gown made famous in the Garavani documentary Valentino: The Last Emperor, Anne wore a princess-perfect tiara by Stephen Jones. We could probably end all wedding-dress discussion here, as this look is going to be nearly impossible to top.
Anne wowed critics, bloggers and fans in this puff-skirt number by Alexander McQueen at the New York premiere of her flick One Day. If that gold-embellished strapless bodice doesn't scream "haute nuptials," I don't know what does.
This asymmetrical floral frock by Atelier Versace constitutes one of my personal favorite red carpet looks of all time. It doesn't hurt that Annie wore this to the 2008 Venice Film Festival's premiere of Rachel Getting Married right after splitting from her convicted ex-boyfriend Raffaello Follieri. Hitting simultaneous black-tie and big-screen home runs is, of course, the ultimate revenge. Several shades lighter, this would make one killer wedding gown.
In an ivory column by Azzaro and a grown-out bob, Anne looked radiant at the 2009 Screen Actors Guild Awards. If the actress wanted to go sans dramatic train for the big day, a dress like this one could work well.
Anne looked beautiful in this nude sequined Valentino gown at the 2010 Met Costume Institue Gala. We're thinking she's going to go the strapless route for her nuptials—most likely with a sweetheart neckline like this one.
Sensing a pattern yet? Us too. At Condé Nast Media Group's "The Black Ball" back in 2006, Anne arrived on the arm of Mr. Garavani himself—decked out, of course, in a look by the designer. Love that daring lace inset, though it's a bit racy for a wedding...
Switching it up in an Armani Privé strapless look, Anne hits the 2009 Oscars. Those glimmering paillettes shine almost as brightly as the actress' smile.
Proving sleeves don't necessarily diminish a dress' sexiness, Anne chose this heavily-embellished Armani Privé look for the 2011 Golden Globe Awards, and topped every best-dressed list the next morning. We'd love to see her adopt those sideswept curls on her wedding day.
We can't imagine Annie picking something as unconventional as a knee-length dress for her big day, but this feather-fringed Chanel showstopper certainly makes a case for a shorter frock. The actress wore this belted dress to the 2008 National Board of Review Awards, where she took home the Best Actress trophy for her work in Rachel Getting Married.
In yet another lovely Valentino, Anne hit Vanity Fair's Oscars afterparty in 2007. We could definitely envision that gorgeous lacework popping up on her wedding-day dress selection.