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Royalty and the Red Carpet

Royalty and the Red Carpet

The year in weddings started with fevered speculation over the Duchess of Cambridge’s bridal gown for her April wedding day and ended with the gleeful fervor over Bella Swan’s stunning look as worn by Kristen Stewart in the movie, “Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1,” which recently hit theaters.

Kate Middleton captured the limelight in her lace gown designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, which has been the inspiration of choice for a number of designers, high and low, including ABS by Allen Schwartz, who fashioned a replica a mere 12 hours after the wedding ceremony and began selling it in Lord & Taylor stores this past summer.

Now, the unveiling of Bella...