Valentino to design Hathaway's wedding dress

Longtime friend and fan of actress Anne Hathaway, designer Valentino Garavani has announced he will design the actresses' wedding dress

Hathaway (29) is set to marry her long-term partner, actor Adam Shulman, after four years of dating in an upcoming ceremony. The pair became engaged almost a year ago in November 2011, though a specific wedding date has not been revealed

The 80 year-old designer has come out of retirement to design and oversee production of Hathaway's dress. "She's a very good friend of mine" Garavani told E! "She's like my daughter. She's sensational. She's fantastic" he gushed.

Hathaway has been a long-time supporter of the designer, donning his designs to numerous red carpet events including the Academy Awards, Costume Insitute Gala and several high-profile Gala.

The actress wore Valentino as recently as this week, attending the New York City Ballet Gala in a sheer, green and black gown with floral motif.

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