After many months of speculation, Kate Middleton yesterday stepped up towards The Abbey in a modern, elegant wedding gown, by Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen.
Dana Thomas from The Washington Post reports “The choice was apt for many reasons. McQueen, who committed suicide a year ago, is now considered by many to have been the finest British designer of all time. Next week, the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is opening “Savage Beauty,” a stunning retrospective of his work. Burton, his longtime assistant, took over the house shortly after his death and has received boundless praise for her deft skill in maintaining his bold cutting and dark, almost violent voice while putting her own feminine stamp on the line.”
With many media outlets speculating the dress was a tribute to Grace Kelly, the now Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding gown combined an intricate lace appliqué bodice and sleeves, a high-waisted, full-skirted silhouette with a long, dramatic train, with the sheerest of veils and a borrowed diamond tiara.
A beautiful bride, and what an amazing moment in history!