Catherine Middleton arrived at Westminster Abbey this morning in a dress designed by Alexander McQueen. It’s been reported that the bride made her selection back in January, but managed to keep it under wraps until today. Accompanied by her father, Middleton wore a dress as described by People:
“The dress was made by hand, using French Chantilly lace and English Cluny lace throughout the bodice, skirt and underskirt. The skirt, made of ivory and white satin gazar, was designed to emulate an opening flower: padded at the hips, it flowed out to the floor. The back of the dress was finished with 58 gazar and organza covered buttons fastened by Rouleau loops.”
McQueen creative director Burton was spotted sneaking into the Goring Hotel last night, fueling speculation that she designed Middleton’s wedding gown. Pippa Middleton‘s bridesmaid dress was also made by the designer.
How exquisitely regal did Middleton look in her wedding gown? We were not disappointed to watch the beautiful bride take the hand of her father as she walked down the aisle towards Prince William, who didn’t turn around to look at Middleton the entire time. Prince Harry looked at Middleton, then said to his forward-facing brother, “Wait ’til you see Catherine.”
It pleased me to see Catherine wearing a tiara, on loan from Queen Elizabeth II.