Kate Middleton Wedding Dress and the Winning Designer is..
Kate Middleton Wedding Dress and the Winning Designer is Sarah Burton creative director for Alexander McQueen. However the British fashion house Alexander McQueen was desperately denying having won the prized assignment which let’s face it they would be obliged to do. Mrs Burton has undoubtedly been chosen for her discretion, talent and quirky, feminine take on elegance.
Fashion sources said yesterday that the design of the dress would be a combination of Kate Middleton’s own ideas and Mrs Burton’s quirky interpretation of high fashion.
Kate Middleton has made it clear her dress designer is to remain a closely guarded state secret until her wedding day, so she can surprise her fiancé as she walks down the long, dramatic Westminster Abbey aisle.
Mrs Burton joined Alexander McQueen as an intern in 1996. She presented
her first collection at the Paris Fashion Week shortly after McQueen committed suicide in October last year. She drew praise for infusing McQueen’s unique style with a new element of femininity.
Her work is said to have caught Miss Middleton’s eye when she designed an off-the-shoulder wedding dress for Sara Buys, a fashion journalist who married Tom Parker Bowles, the son of the Duchess of Cornwall, in 2005. Mrs Burton, also designed a billowing red and black dress worn by Michelle Obama to a state dinner last year and has also worked on one-off creations for celebrities such as Cate Blanchett, Lady Gaga and Gwyneth Paltrow.
Despite her popularity, Miss Middleton was criticized for her conservative dress sense by Dame Vivienne Westwood at London Fashion Week last month.
Just a thought I wonder if Michelle Mone boss of Ultimo still has high hopes of designing Kate’s Bridal Lingerie.