Saturday, 30 April 2011

Here Comes the McQueen

Yesterday Kate Middleton married her Prince Charming in a magnificent wedding gown designed by Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen.

I must admit that high up on the list of reasons that I was glad to have the day off work and watch the Royal Wedding was because I was absolutely dying to see what Kate was going to wear, as I'm sure were half the population.

The new Duchess of Cambridge did not disapoint. Wearing a stunning white lace and satin Alexander McQueen gown designed by Sarah Burton, Kate was the picture of perfection as she walked down the ailse to meet her Prince.

The bride was heavily involved in designing the dress - working closely with Burton to ensure it would be a combination of both the traditional and the modern, yet in keeping with the Alexander Lee McQueen vision and attention to detail.

We can't help but think that the elegant lace appliqué bodice echo's that of the iconicly stylish Grace Kelly's own wedding dress.


Both gowns shared a high-waisted, full-skirted silhouette with a long, dramatic train, and were worn with the sheerest of veils and diamond tiaras.

Of the dress Sarah Burton has been quoted in saying,"I am delighted that the dress represents the best of British craftsmanship".

"Alexander McQueen's designs are all about bringing contrasts together to create startling and beautiful clothes and I hope that by marrying traditional fabrics and lacework, with a modern structure and design we have created a beautiful dress for Catherine on her wedding day."

"Catherine looked absolutely stunning today, and the team at Alexander McQueen are very proud of what we have created."

Here, here I say.


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