As Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s wedding date approaches, more and more details have been disclosed. Now,it’s been speculated that a certain Italian designer is responsible for Kim’s dress.
Not only was the reality star spotted shopping at the Ermanno Scervino store in Paris in January, but her husband-to-be has even been staying in the designer’s house outside Florence while finalizing wedding plans, according to the label’s spokesman.
It wouldn’t be the first time Kim has worn his designs; the mother-of-one stepped out in a white lace two-piece to celebrate her 33rd birthday at a party in Las Vegas last October.
The bride will wear… Kim Kardashian was spotted shopping at the Ermanno Scervino store in Paris in January, and it is believed she may have asked the Italian fashion house to design her wedding dress
Fashion friends: Her husband-to-be Kanye West is good friends with Ermanno Daelli, who designs for the label, and has been staying in his house outside Florence while finalizing wedding plans
Kanye, too, has shown his appreciation for the Italian fashion house – which is run by Ermanno Daelli and Toni Scervino – in the past, sporting a $3,000 fur-lined coat in January 2013 that Scott Disick was also seen wearing a year later.
And he posed for a photo with Mr Daelli when he and Kim were browsing his shop in Paris, taking a moment to shake his hand for the photo op.
Confirmed: ‘It’s true. Ermanno has been helping Kanye organize the wedding in Forte Belvedere,’ said Mr Daelli’s spokesman
In fact, it was the designer who confirmed reports that the famous couple’s fairytale wedding would take place at Fore Belvedere, a sixteenth century castle in Florence.
‘It’s true. Ermanno has been helping Kanye organize the wedding in Forte Belvedere,’ said his spokesman. ‘They met in Paris earlier this year and have become great friends.’
The Italian fashion house was started in 2000 by Ermanno Daelli, a fashion designer, and Toni Scervino, an entrepreneur.
Some other celebrity fans of the label include Margot Robbie, who wore a white lace top and skirt from the Spring 2013 collection, and Jennifer Lopez, who wore a black leather Spring 2014 resort look to an event in January.
Previously Kim, who was married to NBA player Kris Humphries in 2011 for just 72 days, said she and Kanye were planning to tie the knot in Paris.
The pair will reportedly marry next weekend in front of 1,000 guests.
Kim’s choice of bridal dress when she married second husband Kris Humphries was a princess-like ballgown custom-made by Vera Wang.
The strapless gown accentuated her cleavage, and she topped off the look with a sparkling tiara.
Familiar look: It wouldn’t be the first time Kim has worn their designs; the mother-of-one stepped out in a white lace two-piece from Ermanno Scervino to celebrate her her 33rd birthday at a party in Las Vegas last October
Can’t get enough: Kanye sported a $3,000 fur-lined coat from the label in January 2013 (left) that Kourtney Kardashian’s boyfriend Scott Disick was also seen wearing a year later (right)
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If Kanye has anything to do with it, however, her wedding dress this time around will be a completely different look.
‘He doesn’t want any comparisons to Kim’s past wedding dresses,’ a source told RadarOnline.
‘Especially because ever since he proposed at AT&T Park, the media has been having a field day comparing his engagement ring to the one Kris Humphries gave to Kim.’
Whatever she ends up wearing, however, guests and fans can expect the upcoming wedding to be a grand affair indeed.
Elisa Di Lupo, a spokeswoman for the Mayor of Florence, confirmed to the Associated Press the couple would will in Florence next Saturday and revealed they rented the imposing fort for 300,000 euros ($410,000). She said a Protestant minister will preside over the nuptials.
Possible potentials? A model wears a bridal-looking gown on the runway at Ermanno Scervino’s spring 2014 show (left) and another wedding-worthy look from the spring 2013 show (right)
What to wear: While Kim may opt for transparent panels like this look from the ready-to-wear Spring 2012 line (left), it’s unlikely she’ll cover up in the style of the headscarf and gown seen at the fall 2013 show (right)
Kanye revealed that he chose Florence for the wedding location because their daughter North was conceived there.
‘I love Florence, I love Italy and the Italian lifestyle,’ the rapper told Florence’s La Nazione newspaper.
‘And I think we conceived our daughter North here, among the masterpieces of the Renaissance. It was our first honeymoon.’
He added that he’s ‘very happy’ to be marrying the love of his life. ‘I am a romantic: for Mother’s Day I gave Kim a wall of flowers,’ he revealed.
Historical landmark: Forte Belvedere, where Kim and Kanye plan to marry next weekend, was built in 1590 for the Grand Duke Ferdinando di Medici to protect the city and to demonstrate the power and wealth of the family
Location, location: The rapper revealed he chose Florence because their daughter North was conceived there
‘Family is everything for me, the antidote to the pressure of fame. Family and creativity relax me. I am happy to create for my family.’
Kim has not been seen in Italy lately, but she has been visiting Paris off and on for the past few months.
She had her wedding shower at The Peninsula Hotel on Saturday in Beverly Hills, where brioche French toast, smoked bacon and chocolate cake were served. She looked stunning in a white dress with a pearl strap.
In the past: Kim wore a custom-made Vera Wang gown for her wedding to Kris Humphries, but this time it will be completely different. ‘[Kanye] doesn’t want any comparisons to Kim’s past wedding dresses,’ said a source
The fortress where she and Kanye plan to marry was built in 1590 for the Grand Duke Ferdinando di Medici, designed to protect the city and to demonstrate the power and wealth of the family.
Until the 20th century, it was used to garrison troops and then for exhibitions and events.
The sweeping panorama over Florence from above the famous Boboli gardens is among the city’s most breathtaking.