Monday, December 20, 2010

Princess Bride - Designers Design Gowns for Kate Middleton

When you are a princess...well...soon to be princess in this case, everyone wants to dress you for your fairytale wedding. Why wouldn't they since the world, will literally, have their eyes on her when she makes her way down the aisle.

Ever since the royal engagement of HRH Prince William to Kate Middleton was announced, the world has been speculating on what the wedding will look like and most importantly what the soon-to-be princess and future Queen of England would wear on her wedding day.

While we cannot speculate on what Kate (Catherine) will wear on her wedding day, we can only wonder if it's an established designer with a name people recognize or some unknown up and comer. Royal correspondent Yvonne Yorke recently told Vogue UK, "When the name is officially announced, it will come as a surprise to many, and catapult the designer to worldwide fame. For clues on the identity, I suggest looking at those who have made dresses for Catherine, her sister Pippa, and her mother Carole." The anticipation! How lovely would it be for her to walk down the aisle in a gown designed by her sister or mother?

At any rate, WWD recently invited designers to sketch their idea on what Kate's wedding dress should look like. What do you think?

Main dress sketch above by Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli for Valentino
Yigal Azrouel
Vera Wang

Tory Burch
Tommy Hilfiger
Reem Acra

Rebecca Taylor
Rachel Roy

Prabal Gurung

Peter Copping for Nina Ricci

Nicole Miller
Nanette Lepore

Monique Lhuillier


Lyn Devon

Lela Rose

Kimberly Ovitz

Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Gilles Mendel for J. Mendel

J. Crew

Jason Wu
Frida Giannini for Gucci
Elizabeth Emanuel

Doo-Ri Chung for Doo.Ri

Christian Lacriox

Chris Benz
Ralph Rucci for Chado Ralph Rucci

Badgley Mischka

Alberta Ferretti

1 comment:

Hunter Valley Weddings said...

Some of them look really amazing while others just look a bit bland. Lets hope she goes with something stunning, rather than edgy!

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