Friday, April 29, 2011
A Royal Goddess
Draped in Queen Mother's jewels (her halo tiara was from Cartier and earrings were from Robinson Pelham), Catherine looked stunning in her ivory Alexander McQueen dress. The dress, which took about 60 workers to make, was designed by Sarah Burton. Here is an official statement from Clarence House:
“The lace applique for the bodice and skirt was handmade by the Royal School of Needlework, with individual flowers hand-cut from lace (in shapes of roses, thistle, daffodils and shamrocks). The dress is made of ivory and white satin gazar with a skirt in the shape of an opening flower. The satin bodice, narrowed at the waist and padded at the hips in a McQueen signature, is based on Victorian corsetry. The back is finished with 58 gazar and organza covered buttons.
The veil, made of ivory silk tulle with a trim of hand-embroidered flowers, is held in place by a 1936 Cartier tiara, lent to Ms. Middleton by the Queen. (It was bought for her mother by the Duke of York and presented to Queen Elizabeth on her 18th birthday.) Ms. Middleton’s earrings—shaped like oak leaves with a pave set diamond acorn suspended in the center—are by Robinson Pelham. The shoes are also by McQueen.”
Catherine's hair was simple as her bruntette locks were in cascading curls. I loved everything that she wore on her wedding. Her look was very elegant, timeless, and did I mention reminiscent to Grace Kelly's wedding dress? Catherine is one lucky woman to be married to a Prince!
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