It’s going to be hard to top Princess Diana’s wedding dress, but the upcoming royal wedding will deffiently be the wedding of the century. Sara Burton will be the designer from Alexander McQueen to make the dress for Kate. Burton took over the house of McQueen after his death. If McQueen was still alive I’m positive he would be so honored and blessed to even be considered as a designer for her wedding. Burton became McQueen right hand man after she become an intern in 1996.
Her work is said to have caught Miss Middleton’s eye when she designed an off-the-shoulder wedding dress for Sara Buys, a fashion journalist who married Tom Parker Bowles, the son of the Duchess of Cornwall, in 2005. Despite being widely hailed as a new British style icon, Miss Middleton was criticized for her conservative dress sense by Dame Vivienne Westwood at London Fashion Week last month.
While these rumors were going around about McQueen being the designer, they denied having won the prized assignment as speculation mounted that the dress would be designer by it’s new creative director, Sara Burton. Fashion sources said Middleton and Burton would work together on designing the dress.
Burton, who is from Manchester, designed a billowing red and black dress worn by Michelle Obama to a state dinner last year and has also worked on one-off creations for celebrities such as Cate Blanchett, Lady Gaga and Gwyneth Paltrow.
She is now putting the finishing touches to her latest collection, which she will present at Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday. She today denied designing the royal wedding dress.
Work on the wedding dress is said to be underway but Middleton is determined to keep the dress design stay secret and her chosen couturier has been sworn to secrecy.
If the leaked story is true, that Kate Middleton has indeed entrusted the Alexander McQueen label, designed by Sarah Burton, with the creation of her royal wedding dress, it is a bold and brilliant decision – not just for British fashion, but for the industry worldwide.
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