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Jessica Biel's wedding gown revealed

October 24, 2012|By Susan Denley
  • Michelle Obama, left, wears a dress by Thom Browne and Ann Romney wears an Oscar de la Renta as they watch their husbands after Monday's presidential debate.
Michelle Obama, left, wears a dress by Thom Browne and Ann Romney wears an… (Joe Raedle / Getty Images )

Stop the presses. Breaking news. In this morning's inbox came  a news release from Giambattista Valli confirming that Valli designed the gown Jessica Biel wore to wed Justin Timberlake. The release described it as a "haute couture strapless gown of silk mousseline and silk organza with a light pink floral motif and ruffles" as well as a veil containing Biel's heirloom pearls. To see photos, the news release directed readers to People.com, which bought exclusive rights to the photos and posted some today. [People]

The wedding is the cover story on the People magazine scheduled to hit newsstands on Friday. The magazine reportedly paid the couple an estimated $300,000 for use of the photos. [New York Post]

Fox News' Pop Tarts blog posted speculation that Vogue's Anna Wintour, an ardent fundraiser for President Obama's reelection, may have designers too intimidated to dress -- or take credit for dressing -- Ann Romney. This apparently came up when Oscar de la Renta had little to say about Romney wearing one of his creations to the third presidential debate Monday night, whereas Thom Brown tweeted that he designed Michelle Obama's dress. [Fox]

Valentino, Balenciaga, Oscar de la Renta and M Missoni are auctioning off monthlong internships in their New York offices via Charitybuzz.com. The effort is to raise money for Rosie's Theater Kids, an arts education organization. Bidding is open until Oct. 30. [Telegraph]

A Dior mascara ad featuring Natalie Portman has been banned by Britain's ultra-strict Advertising Standards Agency, which determined that the photo had been artificially enhanced to show dramatic results. The complaint about the Dior ad came from a competitor: L'Oreal. [The Cut]

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