Chanel Iman sported two Zuhair Murad gowns on wedding day

Chanel Iman wore two custom Zuhair Murad gowns on her wedding day.The model married National Football League player Sterling Shepard on Saturday (03Mar18) in a ceremony held at The Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles. With a successful fashion career …

Chanel Iman wore two custom Zuhair Murad gowns on her wedding day.

The model married National Football League player Sterling Shepard on Saturday (03Mar18) in a ceremony held at The Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles.

With a successful fashion career under her belt, which includes runway appearances for top brands such as Burberry, Tom Ford and Gucci, Chanel had plenty of choices when it came to her wedding dress but settled on one of Murad’s white gowns with floral appliques and a cape accent for her nuptials.

“I never really envisioned wearing something like that for my wedding, but the moment I put it on, we all loved it. It’s so chic and unusual but also something that felt a little vintage,” she told U.S. Vogue, adding that she was drawn to the back of the dress as much as she was the front. “The fact that it was interesting from the back was something that I really loved, as guests tend to have that view for a portion of the service, something (that) I think often gets overlooked.”

Chanel’s long-time stylist Anita Patrickson matched her first dress with one of Murad’s veils and diamond earrings from Neil Lane. And for the reception, the fashion star changed into a blush coloured tulle number which allowed her to hit the dance floor alongside guests including fellow model Jourdan Dunn as well as friends Chrissy Teigen and Gabrielle Union.

“Most importantly, I wanted to be comfortable and able to dance,” the 27-year-old shared of the gown, which is known as the Christie design. “The pink and the deep V-neckline really appealed to my ‘girlier’ side, and it’s a shape I really love wearing.”

Chanel’s bridesmaids sported chic white dresses from Watters, while Sterling rocked a classic black suit from Hugo Boss.

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Chadwick Boseman buys out Black Panther theatre screening for hometown kids

Actor Chadwick Boseman bought out a screening of his new superhero movie Black Panther in his South Carolina hometown as a treat for underprivileged youths. The Marvel blockbuster has continually broken box office records since its release last week (…

Actor Chadwick Boseman bought out a screening of his new superhero movie Black Panther in his South Carolina hometown as a treat for underprivileged youths.

The Marvel blockbuster has continually broken box office records since its release last week (ends16Feb18), and Chadwick, who portrays the titular character, wanted to make sure kids in his old stomping ground of Anderson wouldn’t miss out on the fun by covering the costs of their theatre visit.

Tammy Hembree, senior manager of the Amstar Stadium 14 venue, where the screening was held, told USA Today 312 youths were invited to view the movie for free on Saturday (17Feb18).

She reveals Chadwick’s own family and friends also came out in force, filling 460 seats at two of the cinema’s screenings to support their hometown hero.

Chadwick wasn’t the only star to purchase Black Panther tickets for those less fortunate – actress Octavia Spencer, and rappers T.I., Migos member Offset, and Lil Yachty performed similar acts of generosity for fans across the U.S., too.

Actress Gabrielle Union and her husband, basketball ace Dwyane Wade, also teamed up with officials at youth organisations in Cleveland, Ohio, Miami, Florida, Omaha, Nebraska, and Watts, Los Angeles to offer kids in each city the opportunity to check out the film for free.

In a weekend (17-18Feb18) post on her Instagram page, Gabrielle wrote, “Black Panther is more than a movie, it’s a movement. We partnered with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland, Miami, Omaha & Watts to send 100 kids from each club to see #BlackPanther & we gave each club a donation to help provide opportunities for the children they serve in our communities. If you can be a hero in someone’s life, be one.”

The huge support for Black Panther, which also stars Michael B. Jordan and Lupita Nyong’o, helped the film bank a stunning $201.7 million (£144.1 million) in its first three days on release in North America, making it the fifth-highest debut in box office history.

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