Kate Middleton and the Royal Wedding Dress














After five months of endless speculation about who the bride would wear, the official royal wedding website reveals it's—drum roll please—Sarah Burton, the 36-year-old creative director of British fashion house Alexander McQueen!

Kate has worked closely with Burton on the dress. "Miss Middleton chose British brand Alexander McQueen for the beauty of its craftsmanship and its respect for traditional workmanship and the technical construction of clothing," the official site states. "[She] wished for her dress to combine tradition and modernity with the artistic vision that characterises...McQueen's work."

As for details, the bodice and skirt's lace appliqué was handmade by the Royal School of Needlework, while the dress is made of ivory and white satin gazar. The pleated skirt was made to resemble an "opening flower" (love!), and the bodice, which was "padded at the hips, draws on the Victorian tradition of corsetry."

As for Burton, she describes the design process as, "very exciting and an incredible experience for my team and I as we have worked closely with Catherine to create this dress under conditions of the strictest secrecy...Catherine looked absolutely stunning today, and the team at Alexander McQueen are very proud of what we have created."  

Kate's ivory duchess satin heels were also courtesy of Alexander McQueen.

And the bling? Queen Elizabeth II lent her the Cartier-designed "halo" tiara, and the teardrop diamond earrings were a personal gift from her parents.

Style expert George Kotsiopoulos declared of Kate's bridal look, "Yay! May the fashion world rejoice, for It's Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen! Now Kate is officially cool and of course totally modern."

SOURCE: E ONLINE read more


alex: "kate was graceful and looked like a princess.  I think the wedding was a royal celebration of love. William and Kate have revived the love people have for the Royals. Diana would be proud of her her son."


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Comment by Louise Brauteseth on July 29, 2011 at 15:44
This dress is truly beautiful. Thank you Alex.

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