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We, like almost everyone else in the world, loved Kate Middleton‘s royal wedding dress. It was elegant and beautiful and timeless. And no, it was not copied from an off-the-rack Kleinfeld‘s gown purchased in Brooklyn in 1991.
There was a moment on the morning of April 29 when a British girl from a good family got out of a car, received thunderous applause from tens thousands of people and headed into a church to marry her prince. And at long last, months of betting and speculation came to an end about what she would wear on her walk down the aisle! Kate Middleton looked stunning an a custom white silk gazar dress with a lace bodice and sleeves, designed by Alexander McQueen creative director Sarah Burton.
And here it is! The most tantalizing clue to date in the great mystery that is Kate Middleton’s wedding dress designer. Photos have surfaced of an unidentified female sneaking into Kate’s hotel this afternoon — an unidentified female most sources are identifying as Sarah Burton, the creative director of Alexander McQueen.
Well, that was a short-lived rumor. On Saturday, Huffington Post royal correspondent Yvonne York claimed that relatively under-the-radar designer Sophie Cranston would be designing Kate Middleton’s wedding dress. We — as well as many others — picked up York’s announcement, albeit with just the tiniest pinch of salt. Today, Libélula, Cranston’s label, released a public statement denying any involvement with the wedding. Or did they?
We’ve reported on many a Kate Middleton wedding dress rumor, but could this be the one that turns out to be true? Huffington Post royal correspondent Yvonne Yorke sure thinks so. She claims Sophie Cranston of Libélula is designing Kate’s gown, and that she’s been waiting to spill the beans for four months.
This whole royal wedding dress thing is crazy. FULL-ON CRAZY. How has nobody spilled the beans yet? Are British people just really good at keeping secrets? Why do we care so much? WE CARE SO MUCH. So. So. Much.
Charlotte Todd is credited with designing the dress that made Prince William fall in love with Kate Middleton, and because of its role in royal history, she said she’d never sell it. Well, she lied.
Remember that fabled see-through dress that made Prince William fall in love with Kate Middleton? The one that designer Charlotte Todd swore she would never sell? Yeah, screw that. Now it’s totally up for sale.
Just as we suspected back in December, it looks like our favorite future princess has tapped Bruce Oldfield to design her wedding dress. Or has she? A source tells People that Kate Middleton has settled on a designer, but that she and Prince William wish to keep said designer’s identity under wraps.
The royal engagement is barely a month old and already the wedding dress speculation is in full force — so full, in fact, that WWD managed to wrangle wedding dress sketch suggestions from 29 different designers and brands, including Karl Lagerfeld, Vera Wang, new-kid-on-the-bridal-block J.Crew, and Christian Lacroix. Notably missing from the list is current gown frontrunner Bruce Oldfield, which only adds fuel to the rumored fire. Let’s take a look!
This weekend we fawned over Kate and Will‘s cute engagement pics. We knew what they wore and where they were photographed, but we had no clue that the future princess did her own makeup! We told you they were royals of the people!
We won’t know all the details about Kate Middleton’s wedding to Prince William until April 29, 2011, but some people are already betting (literally betting, and hundreds of dollars at that) that designer Bruce Oldfield will create Kate’s wedding dress.
Once upon a time (actually in March 2002), a girl who did not know she would one day be a princess put on a see-through dress and sashayed her way down a runway in a fashion show at the University of St. Andrews. That girl was Kate Middleton, and her husband-to-be, Prince William, was sitting front row and whispered to a friend “Kate’s hot!” when she came down the runway. The rest, as they say, is history.