The rumor mills were right; Kate Middleton flaunted a Sarah Burton creation from the house of Alexander Mc Queen for her royal wedding. This virgin white wedding gown was the perfect blend of modern austerity and classic beauty. The wedding gown blends the modern style with the glamorous look of the 50’s.
The fashion world went into raptures over the simple yet intricate beauty of the beautifully crafted wedding gown. The gown is no doubt inspired from Grace Kelly’s wedding gown yet the detailing that has gone into it is amazing.
The full sleeves were made of hand cut Chantilly lace, and so was the lace appliqué used on the tantalizing bodice. Each of the individual lace shamrocks, thistles, daffodils and roses has been created by hand on the ivory silk-tulle. The princess has carried the floral theme that decorates her wedding cake too.
The skirt was beautifully pleated satin gazar to resemble a blossoming flower. The gown trail was a modest 2.7mts. The underskirt made of silk tulle along with the train ensured that the gown glided beautifully. The simple yet elegant wedding gown did justice to the occasion thanks to the intricate delicate lace work done by hand on it. The Royal Needle Association has stated that the embroiderers were required to wash their hands every thirty minutes to ensure the pristine beauty of the lace.
Princes Catherine has done a wonderful job of selecting the perfect wedding gown that symbolizes royalty and yet does not affect the sensibility of the common man that is toiling under then effects of economic depression.