Tuesday, 10 May 2011

A Royal Day For British Fashion

The event that the world has been waiting for for months has finally come around. An event that will make everyone in England proud to be British and everyone worldwide wish they were.
Not only a great day for patriotism, but a great day for British Fashion also. The Duchess of Cornwall emerged in an Anna Valentine champagne dress, Princess Eugenie in Vivienne Westwood, a Philip Treacy hat adorning over 30 people in the congregation, and of course the Queen, never afraid to showcase a bright colour, in a primrose Angela Kelly creation.
But the real fashion moment everyone was waiting for was that second when Bride to Be Catherine Middleton stepped out of the car so we could see which designer had created this vision of beauty.
After months of speculation rumoured designers included, Bruce Oldfield, designer for many of Princess Diana’s clothing,  joined by that of Daniella Helayel of Issa, British designer Erdem and Alice Tempererly.
Although, the designer for this extraordinary gown was none other than Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen, and what an amazing job she did. With an extraordinary view through the exterior glass in the Rolls Royce Phantom 6, the world waited with baited breath for Miss Middleton to step out and show the dress in all its glory.
Once revealed, Kate's dressed was splashed across the pages of every magazine and newspaper on the shelves!

The gown itself consisted of ivory and white satin gazar, covered with French and English Chantilly lace. Very simple and understated, the ivory silk tulle veil was completed with a trim of hand embroidered flowers, held in place by the Queen’s Cartier halo tiara lent to Kate for the traditional something borrowed.
Very Grace Kelly esque and fifties style, this visionary wedding dress has been championed for combining the best of British craftsmanship and materials with their intricate attention to detail.
And her evening wedding dress did not disappoint. Also a design by Sarah Burton, this time a strapless white satin gazar evening gown, cinched in at the waist – a very McQueen styled silhouette, with an elegant three quarter length white angora bolero cardigan to keep the chill off.
I think it’s fair to say that McQueen was definitely the perfect decision for this extraordinary gown, and Sarah Burton certainly did Alexander McQueen proud on this momentous occasion that will undoubtedly go down in fashion history.

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