Saturday 30 April 2011

What they Said

 When a wedding of this level of viewership and importance in History (well in England anyway) there are always going to be opinions and views on one of the main things, the dress. This is what the fashion pack said.

Karl Lagerfed, Chanel: 'She is very elegant. The dress is classic and goes very well in the Westminster decor. It almost reminds me of Elizabeth's wedding, the royal weddings in the Fifties. The proportion of the train is good. The lace is very pretty. I like the veil a lot.'

Karl Lagerfeld's Sketch that he
submitted for Chanel

Bruce Oldfield: 'Catherine needed the volume of the skirt, both to emphasise her tiny waist and to give the dress a sense of importance, I also liked the nod towards a bustle. It all helped towards an appropriately traditional gown.' Bruce was rumoured for a long time to be the designer doing the dress.
Hubert de Givenchy: 'The veil is a little flat, but because she has such a lovely face, she can afford to wear it this way. She is very pretty.'
Christian Lacroix: 'I like the dress very much, simpler than expected: a combination just in between 1956 Grace Kelly and 1947 Queen Elizabeth dress. I love the modest veil with the Queen Mother's Thirties scroll tiara and balanced volume of the whole gown. She's radiant; she never was so beautiful.'

Christian Lacroix's vision for Kate's Dress
 Elie Saab: 'It was a very elegant dress, subtly refined and discreet, in keeping with her style. I would have liked it even more with a little extra volume and a longer train.'

So now that we know what dress she picked, do we think that she chose the right one? Have a look at the other sketches submitted


Badgley Mischka

Elizabeth Emanuel

Frida Giannini for Gucci

Lyn Devon

Monique Lhuillier

Nicole Miller

Rachel Roy

Tony Burch

Yigal Azrouël

Doo-Ri Chung for Doo-Ri

Tom Mora for J Crew

Lela Rose

Peter Copping for Nina Ricci

Prabal Gurung

Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paulo Piccioli for Valentino

Ralph Rucci for Chado Ralph Rucci

Jason Wu

Gilles Mendel for J.Mendel

Kimberly Ovitz


Nanette Lepore

Reem Acra

Tommy Hilfiger

Vera Wang

I loved her dress, I think it suited her figure beautifully, the train was gorgeous with all the intricate design and the lacing was so classic. The veil I thought was absolute perfection. As a wedding dress that is going to go down not only in fashion history but also through the general history of England, Kate's pick for her dress was immaculate. It will go through the ages as possibly one of the most beautiful dresses and her style is definitely evolving. She is the modern age Grace Kelly and will continue to inspire both designers and the public alike.

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