It's not very often that we can say this, so we're pleased to announce: One of fashion's very own is becoming a princess!
Model Kendra Spears is engaged to Prince Rahim Aga Khan, son of His Highness Aga Khan IV, Imam of Shia Ismaili Muslims. The 24-year-old American beauty will marry her 41-year-old fiance in an upcoming Muslim ceremony, according to a press release on the Aga Khan's web site.
You've likely seen Spears grace catwalks for Marc Jacobs, Dolce & Gabbana and Chanel, as well as pose in the pages of Numéro and international editions of Vogue (or maybe you heard of that little "model war" she started?). As The Telegraph notes, the brunette is marrying into a family accustomed to beautiful brides: Her fiance's father was married to British model Sarah Croker-Poole and his grandfather was married to Rita Hayworth. And we thought Princess Charlene had big shoes to fill...
Of course, we're not 100 percent sure Spears will take on the title of "princess" just yet (even though that's the official title her father-in-law's ex-wife was given), so we'll have to wait to get too excited. But formalities aside, an American-turned-royal really is a dream come true for us. Spears seemed pretty excited herself once news broke on Friday, tweeting, "Thank you all for the kind tweets! We're very excited! :)"
Perhaps the future royal will get some advice from Denmark's Princess Mary -- she was once a commoner, after all -- or maybe she's taking inspiration from Kate Middleton. Hey, we can already see the Duchess of Cambridge's influence in Spears' blue engagement photo dress...
What do you think of Kendra Spears' engagement? Think she'll make a good princess?
Curious about the future royal? Take a look at her fashion career: