And So The Future Queen Wore McQueen…

29 Apr

… and she looked STUNNING!

I am so glad (and surprised) Catherine Middleton chose Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen to make her dress. Lee McQueen was a master of bespoke British Tailoring and Sarah Burton has managed to carry on this strong sense of craft whilst  adding her own subtle elements

But back to Kate’s gorgeous gown; I LOVED IT. I especially loved the ivory satin bodice and how it emphasized her tiny waist and the drama that was happening at the back (finished with 58 gazar and organza covered buttons fastened by Rouleau loops). I’m a flamboyant girl so I would have been disappointed if she had just shown up in a plain lacy A-line number… got’s to bring the drama! I like the contemporary and Victorian combination feel to it. Very Grace Kelly on her own big day, no?

I just found Sarah Burton’s official (I guess) statement on being commissioned to design Kate’s dress. Here’s bits of what she had to say… (Source via Fashionologie incl images)

“It was such an incredible honour to be asked, and I am so proud of what we and the Alexander McQueen team has created. 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 lace work, with a modern structure and design we have created a beautiful dress for Catherine on her wedding day…”

O.K. my laptop is going to catch fire if I don’t switch it off soon… also my brain cells are officially fried from lack of sleep.

Congrats to the couple… Y’all better live happily ever after!

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