Kate Middleton's wedding dress
Now we know. After months of speculating from the press, fashion insiders and outsiders, we know that Kate Middleton’s ivory and white satin gazar wedding dress was designed by Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen.
The lace appliqué for the bodice and skirt was handmade by the Royal School of Needlework, based at Hampton Court Palace, according to the Official Royal Wedding website, which released information about the dress just as Kate was stepping out of the car.
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Individual flowers were been hand-cut from lace and hand-engineered onto ivory silk tulle.
Hand-cut English lace and French Chantilly lace was used throughout the bodice and skirt, and has been used for the underskirt trim.
The dress is made with ivory and white satin gazar. The skirt echoes an opening flower, with white satin gazar arches and pleats. The train measures two metres 70 centimetres. The ivory satin bodice, which is narrowed at the waist and padded at the hips, draws on the Victorian tradition of corsetry and is a hallmark of Alexander McQueen’s designs. The back is finished with 58 gazar and organza covered buttons fastened by Rouleau loops. The underskirt is made of silk tulle trimmed with Cluny lace.
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