Gavin Norton

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The Bride Wore McQueen


As Kate Middelton stepped out onto the long and luxurious red crapet at Westminster Abbey, the designer was revealed. It was the best kept secret, even for the embroiders of the dress were not even told that it was Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen. It could not have been any better. It had a timeless look to it, mixed with a modern feel.

Kate Middleton in Alexander McQueen

The dress was made of hand cut English lace and french chantilly lace used on the bodice and on the skirt which was also made of silk gazar. It reminded me of Grace Kelly’s royal wedding dress, which also consisted of lace on the bodice. Not only did Burton design the wedding dress, she also designed kate’s shoes and bridesmaid Pippa’s long, lean and simple gown with a cowl neck. It was pure Alexander McQueen.

Pippa Middleton in Alexander McQueen

At a wedding of course there has to be guests. If there’s guests, then there’s a best dressed. It was hard for me to choose one person out of  2000, but in the end, it had to go to someone who really stood out from the crowd, and who I remembered after seeing Kate step out in true British masterpiece. Through all the tweed, Top hat’s and tiara’s, I finally came to a conclusion. Tara Palmer Tomkinson (TPT) looked electrifying in kingfisher blue. With the hat by Philip Treacy (of course), shoes by Nicholas Kirkwood and an unknown dress designer, she really pulled a perfect outfit together. Well done TPT!

GN

Tara Palmer Tomkinson

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Who Will Kate Wear?


Temperley – Will kate follow her Bridesmaids and go with an Alice Temperley dress too?

Temperley

Erdem – Known for his elegant prints and beautiful lace, will Kate go for a young designer like Erdem?

Erdem

Roland Mouret – Could she have chosen the master of silk and drape?

Roland Mouret

Alexander McQueen – Everybody thinks it will be McQueen. They must have got the idea from somewhere.

Alexander McQueen

Issa –  It’s one of her favourite labels, so why not?

Issa

Matthew Williamson – Will Kate arrive at Westminster Abbey in a flowy or feathery Matthew Williamson?

Matthew Williamson

Osman Yousefzada – He is new to the fashion world and was nominated for a Vogue Fashion Fund award earlier this year. It would be nice to give him a boost in his career.

Osman Yousefzada

Vivienne Westwood – Will Kate go in the same direction as Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City?

Vivienne Westwood

Victoria Beckham – She is invited to the wedding- Hmmm suspicious!

Victoria Beckham

Roksanda Ilincic – Will the dame of divine get the once in a lifetime opportunity?

Roksanda Ilincic

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The Time Has Come


Tomorrow is the day we have all been waiting for. The Royal Wedding. As Ms. Middleton takes her first steps down the aisle, revealing her dream dress to the whole world, I hope it lives up to everyones expectations. It could make or brake the day.

The Engagement Picture

Almost More importantly, who will the designer be? For a while it was rumoured to be John Galliano, but after he hit a personal low earlier this year, the rumours suddenly disappeared. After that it was Stella Mc Cartney, but that did not last long. When Alexander McQueen’s collection at Paris Fashion Week consisted of mostly white and ending in wedding dresses, everyone tipped Sarah Burton (Creative Director of Alexander McQueen) as the lucky designer. I must admit for quite a while I thought it was Burton too. Even Editor-at-Large of American Vogue – Andre Leon Talley – said she is the designer to do it. As it is getting closer to the day I now feel the designer might be unkown.

Alexander McQueen Fall/Winter 2011

There are so many questions to be answered. Will it be big and flamboyant or simple and elegant? Will she have a vail or tiara? Who is designing the shoes? What about make-up and hair? I just hope her dress compliments her well and is as beautiful as we hope and please God do not let her trip down the aisle!

GN

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