Before being presented, debs practiced their curtsies
, proud mothers attended to last-minute details, and escorts tried to figure out how to put on those white gloves.
With its "Peaceful Pink" walls--a pink making everything and everyone glow--and fresh white floors, "Spellbound" was a virtual bouquet for Karen Kilimnik, whose best pieces here, like Nutcracker Snowflake II, 1997, in which a lone ballerina deeply curtsies
, display the gush and genuine weirdness of her work.
Photo: (1--Color) Alexandra Stevenson curtsies
to the crowd after defeating Jelena Dokic, background.
TEEN pop sensation Kerri Ann is practising her curtsies
for a date with Princes William and Harry next month.
You play Highland heroine Merida, a tomboy princess better with a bow and sword than bows and curtsies
, who is on a mission to overturn a curse that has turned her family into bears.
She always curtsies
, although she probably wouldn't to the Countess.
Everybody gasped at the beautiful transformation of the Municipal Auditorium, but that was just a prelude to the teary smiles and applause when a diverse and radiant group of 21 debs made their curtsies
and took to the floor with their daddies.
Monica Seles, who hadn't played at Wimbledon since her silent, straight-set loss to Steffi Graf in the 1992 final, turned the grunt back on Monday and was all waves, smiles and curtsies
on Center Court both before and after trouncing Ann Grossman, 6-1, 6-2, in 50 minutes.
The girls, scantily dressed in shimmering red sequinned costumes, greeted the prince with smiles and curtsies
Clockwise from top: Sophie and Edward take their wedding vows; Sophie sneaks a smile at her husband; The newly weds walk down the flower-lined aisle as husband and wife as the choir and guests look on; Prince Edward struggles to push the wedding ring on to Sophie's finger after her hands swelled in the heat; Sophie has no trouble slipping a 22-carat Welsh gold band on to the groom's little finger; Prince Edward winks fondly at his bride in a gesture that told so much; Sophie curtsies
and Edward bows to the Queen after signing the register.
Princess Anne still curtsies
to the Queen, even in private, so girlfriends definitely have to.