They said/We said: We weigh in on Anja Rubik’s mullet wedding dress
Anja Rubik has joined the ranks of Natasha Poly, Lily Aldridge and Kate Moss as the newest wedded supermodel. The face of Fendi married her fiancé and fellow model Sasha Knezevic this past Saturday (and to think we were busy watching TV!) at a church in Deià on the Spanish island of Mallorca. The couple was blessed with a picture-perfect day—in addition to their genetic superiority—which helped make the day look like a high-end campaign rather than a real-life wedding.
The only potential crimp in the picture? Rubik’s custom-made Peter Dundas dress, which struck some as mullet-esque. In somewhat of a shocking reveal, the hemline was (super) short in the front and drew out into a long, layered train. We’re guessing her thought process went something like, “Just look at these legs.” Belted at the waist and fuller in the bottom, the white silk was a perfect contrast to Rubik’s dark tan. The model’s upper back was covered with lace, which came together with a bow at her neck.
But back to that mullet. For some, wedding gowns are best as classic, simple pieces. But to be fair, Rubik was staying true to her own taste with a touch of bohemian and rock ‘n’ roll. The dress had both Rubik and Dundas written all over it, whether the critics liked it or not.
WHAT THEY SAID…
Anja Rubik: “Peter is an excellent designer; he makes women look beautiful, sexy, and cool! He understands a woman’s body and underlines what’s best in it. I asked him to do my dress because l love his rock ‘n’ roll chic, bohemian style.” [Style File]
Peter Dundas: “It’s funny, because we both had the same silhouette in mind. I have to say that it’s been surprising what a sharp eye she has.” [ELLE UK]
Styleite: “We think she looked great — if you’ve got amazing legs, why shouldn’t you show them off on your wedding day?” [Styleite]
The Fashion Spot: “I hate to put down a bride on her wedding day, but Anja certainly had the potential to look better and her Peter Dundas-designed dress was a too-trendy fashion failure… Anja’s hair was just messy enough for her to look disheveled. The upper portion of her gown featured a lovely bodice but forum members couldn’t get over the scroll-down disappointment of her asymmetrical mullet-style high-low skirt length that showed off a pair of not-so-great shoes.” [The Fashion Spot]
WHAT WE SAID…
Sarah Casselman, Senior Fashion News Editor: “Mallorca, a white miniskirt and two models getting hitched? This is the stuff of fashion-ad-campaign dreams! But in Anja’s case, it was her wedding day. Only a catwalk queen could pull off this flirty little Pucci number while saying her I do’s—it’s a party in the front and pure princess in the back. And the accessories? A golden glow and mile-long legs are all any new Mrs. really needs.”