The Duchess of Cambridge wore a Kate selected a design by Sarah Burton, protege of late fashionisto Alexander McQueen, when she tied the knot with Britain’s Prince William at Westminster Abbey on April 29. The dress is made of ivory and white satin gazar with lace applique floral detail, insiders say. St James’s Palace said McQueen was chosen for the “beauty of its craftsmanship” and its “respect for traditional workmanship and the technical construction of clothing”.
Burton, creative director of McQueen, says crafting the royal wedding gown has been the highlight of her career.
“It has been the experience of a lifetime to work with Catherine Middleton to create her wedding dress, and I have enjoyed every moment of it. It was such an incredible honour to be asked, and I am so proud of what we and the Alexander McQueen team have created.”
Kate worked closely with Burton to design the frock, which looks shockingly similar to the one actress-turned-princess Grace Kelly wore when she married Prince Rainier of Monaco back in 1956.
Meanwhile, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are set to move into a small apartment in Kensington Palace, the former home of Prince William’s mother, Diana. The newlyweds are expected to move into the Palace before their trip Canada and Los Angeles next month, a spokesperson for St. James’ Palace reports. “The couple’s official London residence will temporarily become a property at Kensington Palace…The couple’s main home will continue to be their house on Anglesey, and their Household Office will continue to be based at St James’s Palace.”