Hold on to your fascinators! The dress that launched a million tweets is finally going on public display, and in a few weeks, anyone who’s in London will be able to get an up-close-and-personal look at Princess Catherine’s gorgeous Alexander McQueen wedding duds.
The Sarah Burton-designed dress will be displayed like the work of art it is during the annual opening Buckingham Palace from July 23 to October 3. Reuters reports the dress will stand alongside the McQueen shoes and veil, Cartier tiara and Robinson Pelham earrings the Princess wore on her wedding day.
If we had to guess (and we don’t know anyone who works for The Royal Collection, which is putting on the exhibit, so we’re going to have to guess) we’d say the dress and its nine-foot train will be encased in some kind of glass to protect it from the grubby hands of small children, and watched around the clock by additional security guards. We’d also wager that silk-and-satin creation will have record attendance — just look at how people in New York have been reacting to the Alexander McQueen exhibit at The Metropolitan Museum.
But Princess Catherine’s outfit won’t be by itself. The royal couple’s wedding cake will also go on display, proving once and for all that fruitcake, like diamonds, is forever.
We’re going to break into our piggy banks to see if we can make the trip across the Atlantic before October, but in the meantime, would you make a voyage to see this most awesome dress? You can find more pictures of it here.