June 30, 2011 at 12:59 PM ET
Never a stranger to ruffling feathers and courting controversy, supermodel Kate Moss has elected to wear a wedding dress by legally embattled designer John Galliano. According to British Vogue, Kate will wed indie rocker Jamie Hince of The Kills in a gown customized by the former Dior fixture, who was suspended and then dismissed from his post and practically exiled off the fashion map earlier this year following an arrest over an alleged anti-Semitic tantrum in a Paris bar.
While embracing the scandalously disgraced designer may seem like just another of Moss’ signature acts of rebellion, her decision probably has less to do with defiance and more to do with friendship and loyalty to the tarnished fashion icon. Moss’ working relationship with Galliano goes back several years. Moss once cited an imaginative exchange with the designer as her favorite fashion moment.
Members of the model’s wedding party – including the daughter of actress Sadie Frost and the wife of Clash bassist Paul Simonon – will be outfitted in gowns by British brands Erdem and Christopher Beale.