Kate Middleton: The royal wedding gown revealed

April 29, 2011
By Sheryl Blasnik

The best kept secret in the world was finally revealed at 4:30am ET today. Catherine Middleton wed Prince William today wearing a white silk gazar wedding gown with long chantilly lace sleeves designed by Sarah Burton, creative director of the fashion house Alexander McQueen.  The gown had a V-Shaped neckline and a nine foot long train.  A 1936 Cartier tiara accessorized the look, borrowed from the Queen.  Her earrings were the “something new”, diamond drops designed by Robinson Pelham given to her by her parents.  The something blue was a ribbon sewn into the gown.  The shoes were also designed by the house of Alexander McQueen.

Sarah Burton has now been catapulted to the top of the fashion world.  The 36 year old started as an intern at Alexander McQueen in 1996.  Sarah took over the helm of the house after McQueen took his own life.  She showed her own first collection in September 2010.  When asked about the opportunity to design the royal wedding dress Burton replied:

“The last few months have been very exciting and an incredible experience for my team and I as we have worked closely with Catherine to create this dress under conditions of the strictest secrecy. Understandably, Catherine has been very keen to keep the details of her dress a secret, which is every bride’s prerogative, and we gave an undertaking to keep our role confidential until the day of the wedding.”

“It has been the experience of a lifetime to work with Catherine Middleton to create her wedding dress…. I am delighted that the dress represents the best of British craftsmanship.”

Prince William wore a scarlet military uniform to signify his honorary rank of Colonel of the Irish Guards.

Kate Middleton stood tall and proud through the entire ceremony making us all believe again that fairy tales can come true. She has the grace and poise of a true princess.

 

Photos: Getty Images

 

Catherine Middleton - Royal Wedding

Catherine Middleton - Royal Wedding

Catherine Middleton - Royal Wedding - Prince William

Catherine Middleton - Royal Wedding - Prince William

Catherine Middleton - Royal Wedding - Prince William

Catherine Middleton - Royal Wedding - Prince William

Catherine Middleton - Royal Wedding - Prince William

Sheryl Blasnik

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