And it’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for – the big reveal of Kate Middleton’s wedding dress… and it’s McQueen!
After months and months of speculation, Sarah Burton has finally been confirmed as the creator of Kate’s dress, with the signature McQueen silhouette evident in the cut-front chest panel and cinched in waist, coming to a dramatic end with an exaggerated skirt and 2.7 metre train.
Kate stunned onlookers at Westminster Abbey in the satin ivory gown, with a lace overlay running right up to her wrists, similar to Grace Kelly’s 1956 wedding dress. She also wore a Cartier pearl and diamond ‘Halo’ tiara, wore by the Queen and the Queen’s mother on their wedding days, and plain veil, embroidered by the Royal School of Needlework, making her look every inch the princess.
Her shoes were designed and hand-made by the team at Alexander McQueen, who also stated all materials used for the dress were sourced in Britain.
Moments after the dress was revealed Clarence House released a statement, saying: “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. Miss Middleton wished for her dress to combine tradition and modernity with the artistic vision that characterises Alexander McQueen’s work. Miss Middleton worked closely with Sarah Burton in formulating the design of her dress.”
Congratulations to Will & Kate!