Wedding Dress Worth




THE Duchess of Cambridge's wedding dress has raised £10 million in ticket sales, after becoming the star attraction of Buckingham Palace's annual summer opening last year. Over 620,000 members of the public attended the display, which focused the gown as its centerpiece, with visitor numbers rising 52 per cent higher than that of the previous year.

Director of the Royal Collection Jonathan said "Unprecedented numbers came to see the Duchess' wedding dress, as the centerpiece of a special display celebrating the role of British design,”

Visitors were also able to see the Robinson Pelham diamond earrings given to Catherine by her parents for the wedding day, as well as her handmade silk shoes and the royal wedding cake designed by Fiona Cairns.

The news comes despite the Queen famously referring to the exhibit as "very creepy" - in reference to the way in which the gown, Cartier tiara and veil were displayed on a headless mannequin.
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Pirelli Pregnant Debutant


Adriana Lima in the Pirelli 2013 calendar © Steve McCurry

ADRIANA LIMA - the first pregnant woman who never appears in the iconic Pirelli calendar, as seen in new images revealed on the Vanity Fair Italia website today. The Victoria's Secret Angel Adriana Lima confirmed that she was expecting her second baby with her Serbian basketball player husband, Marko Jaric, in March - can be seen baring her baby bump in a black crop top.

Lima joins 10 other beauties, each chosen for their involvement in various charitable foundations, including Elisa Sednaoui, Liya Kebede, Petra Nemcova, Isabeli Fontana and Kyleigh Kuhn. This time, the calendar has been photographed by Steve McCurry, who took the famous shot of the green-eyed Afghan Girl that appeared on the cover of the National Geographic in 1985. He follows in the footsteps of Karl Lagerfeld and Mario Sorrenti.