The inevitable post…
May 1, 2011 § 1 Comment
We all knew that this post was going to happen, no matter how long I tried to delay it. It’s the post where I talk about what I think of
Kate Middleton’s Princess Catherine’s wedding dress. Everyone has said what they think of it and now I guess it’s my turn. So lets begin.
First off, I think it’s amazing that she decided to go with a dress designed by Alexander McQueen’s Sarah Burton. That alone almost made me cry.
The official Royal website posted why Catherine chose Sarah Burtons dress as her own and more information about the dress details, etc. Here is a little of what they had to say:
Miss Catherine Middleton’s Wedding Dress has been designed by Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen.
Miss Middleton chose British brand Alexander McQueen for the beauty of its craftsmanship and its respect for traditional workmanship and the technical construction of clothing. Miss Middleton wished for her dress to combine tradition and modernity with the artistic vision that characterises Alexander McQueen’s work. Miss Middleton worked closely with Sarah Burton in formulating the design of her dress.
The dress epitomises timeless British craftsmanship by drawing together talented and skilled workmanship from across the United Kingdom. The dress design pays tribute to the Arts and Crafts tradition, which advocated truth to materials and traditional craftsmanship using simple forms and often Romantic styles of decoration. Ms Burton’s design draws on this heritage, additionally giving the cut and the intricate embellishment a distinctive, contemporary and feminine character.
As for the dress, I think it was perfect for the occasion. It’s not like as a soon to be princess she could have worn some outrageous or sexy dress. She followed the rules and pushed them at the same time, I think at least. And I LOVED the veil.
Simon Doonan wrote this amazing article in Slate Magazine that talks about the wedding so eloquently. Here is a little of what he said about Catherine’s dress:
As I watched Kate Middleton in her Sarah Burton-for-the house-of-Alexander McQueen frock, I scrutinized her for any traces of unkind chic. Alexander McQueen, the subject of a poignant retrospective opening at the Met Costume Institute on Monday night, was known for wild experimentation. But Kate was pitch perfect. Nothing too insanely fashiony or arch. No stylish self-indulgence. Nothing radical or innovative. Tudor-esque in silhouette, the frock had a tight bodice and sleeves, contracting with a flaring structured skirt. Mary Queen of Scots meets Grace Kelly. She was in every respect an archetypically pretty princess, an Audrey Hepburn for the 21st century!
Congrats to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.