As you've probably heard, Kate Middleton aka the Duchess of Cambridge tied the knot with Prince William in a gorgeous Alexander McQueen gown — and we have all the deets!
The official Royal Wedding website says the bride chose Sarah Burton and the house of McQueen "for the beauty of its craftsmanship and its respect for traditional workmanship and the technical construction of clothing".
The site adds:
"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."
The dress itself features a lace applique of hand-cut flowers on the bodice and skirt made by the Royal School of Needlework.
All fabrics used were made by British companies and included English lace and French Chantilly lace, ivory and white satin gazar with the underskirt made of silk tulle trimmed with Cluny lace.
The back of the custom McQueen gown was finished with 58 gazar and organza covered buttons fastened by Rouleau loops.
Kate also wore hand-made McQueen shoes made of ivory duchesse satin with lace hand-embroidered by the Royal School of Needlework.
The Duchess of Cambridge's silk tulle veil was held in place by a Cartier tiara, lent to bride by the Queen.
We can't say enough how gorgeous she looked! So breathtaking!
[Image via WENN.]
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