April 30, 2011

the dress {Kate Middleton's wedding dress}

Photo: Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images
The dress, the moment I was waiting for (and I'm sure many others). The gown was designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, and for those expecting Runway well not happening. Tradition has to be kept and a classical style which was accomplished. Kate Middleton looked gorgeous! Within her expectations of appropriate style of dress, she nailed it. It is written that Kate worked closely with Sarah on the design process. The dress had some similarities with Grace Kelly's, a nice hybrid in my opinion. Loved the use of lace which is a traditional vintage classic look.
“The lace applique for the bodice and skirt was handmade by the Royal School of Needlework, with individual flowers hand-cut from lace (in shapes of roses, thistle, daffodils and shamrocks). The dress is made of ivory and white satin gazar with a skirt in the shape of an opening flower. The satin bodice, narrowed at the waist and padded at the hips in a McQueen signature, is based on Victorian corsetry. The back is finished with 58 gazar and organza covered buttons.
The veil, made of ivory silk tulle with a trim of hand-embroidered flowers, is held in place by a 1936 Cartier tiara, lent to Ms. Middleton by the Queen. (It was bought for her mother by the Duke of York and presented to Queen Elizabeth on her 18th birthday.) Ms. Middleton’s earrings—shaped like oak leaves with a pave set diamond acorn suspended in the center—are by Robinson Pelham. The shoes are also by McQueen.” (Clarence House release via style.com)
(image WENN.com)

What a happy beautiful couple! What did you think of the dress?


michelle said...

Love it! Simple, classic and beautiful!

Make-up Junkie said...

I thought it was gorgeous and a modern version of Grace Kelly's. I did a wedding on Saturday and the group was split - some saying they thought it was too plain and wanted more of a "wow" factor. I thought like you said it was the perfect marriage between traditional and classic.

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