Monday, February 7, 2011

A Royal Wedding

Since the announcement of Prince Williams engagement to future princess Kate Middleton all of the major designers have been vying for the most prestigious honor of designing her wedding gown. Not just any wedding gown, but THEE wedding gown that will be the most talked about garment since Princess Diana's very own elaborate gown. Her's set the trend for the ball gown style wedding dress.

I have some of the sketches that have been released from designers. Not sure if they are the official designs being suggested to Kate but perhaps we an see what direction they're going in.

“The royal wedding will be magical. Kate’s dress should be a modern mix of the traditional and contemporary.” — Monique Lhuillier

“I think that there will be so many comparisons to the late Princess Diana that her dress should almost be the opposite of what Diana’s was—modern, simple and very elegant.” — Tom Mora, vice president of wedding and special occasion for J. Crew

“I admire the balance Kate Middleton strikes between elegant and contemporary with her unmistakable style. For her wedding dress, I had in mind clean lines, soft shapes and classic touches such as the boat neckline and distinctive train.” — Frida Giannini

“I imagine a wedding dress that is romantic but not flamboyant, an embroidered, fluid silhouette dress in precious fabrics that will help her make an everlasting impression.”
— Alberta Ferretti

“We designed a ‘blossoming’ dress because we imagined her as a new Botticellian Venus.” — Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli, Valentino

“The tradition of intricate hand-pieced lacework in the high-necked bodice with elbow-length sleeves, together with the voluminous skirt of a mixture of stiff and soft silk tulle, feels regal, yet poetic.” — Vera Wang

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