Lots of things are being fabricated as the world waits on pins and needles for the royal wedding: "commemorative" refrigerators and wine glasses being just the tip of the iceberg. Here's something else that's fabricated: reports that Beverly Hills-based decorator Kenneth Bordewick will design the interiors for the couple's new home. A few weeks ago, Bordewick went on the record with Radar to tell all the world the news. "I don't know what they're going to do yet in terms of design," he said, "but they want it to be casual and contemporary. It won't be classical or old-fashioned at all." Well, we'd be lying if we said we were curious why Radar—and not, say, the Times Home & Garden section—got the "exclusive" on this gem. With certain anonymous comments popping up on our Curbed post ("He is a fake. I asked the people he's using as a reference") and Curbed tipsters alerting us to the fact that Bordewick had at one point published the work of other designers on his portfolio, we were really wondering what was going on.
Yesterday our friends over at Editor at Large contacted Prince William's press secretary, who issued the following statement: "Kenneth Bordewick has not been commissioned to design interiors for Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton." Which means this guy is strutting around telling people he's the royal designer when, apparently, he's plainly not. Whatever works, dude, whatever works.
· Please Meet the Prince William and Kate "Commemorative Fridge" [Curbed National]
· The Prince William and Kate Wine Glass [Curbed National]
· Meet Prince William and Kate's Designer: Kenneth Bordewick [Curbed National]
· EXCLUSIVE: Prince William and Kate's Interior Designer Revealed Home Makeover [Radar]
· "A Refined Balance" [Florida Design]
· RETRACTION: American designer selected for royal couple's first home [Editor at Large]