The wait is finally over. Today, we all have watched the royal wedding telecast. The wedding gown was before the world, the designer’s name was announced and most importantly it has been the day when the girl who was nicknamed Waity Katy (because Prince William was taking just too long to propose, in their eight year relationship) is finally, Princess Catherine or The Duchess of Cambridge.
More than any other reason, I watched the wedding only to look at her dress. And it was quite a dress indeed. My only concern was that Kate like Diana should not turn up in a Barbie dress, but then she had an entirely different kind of surprise in store for the world and William. She being extremely beautiful, looked like a dream in that dreamy dress designed by Alexander Mc Queen’s successor, Sarah Burton.
People world over are giving the dress a thumbs up; its good most certainly,but there are few questions that popped into my mind the moment i set my eyes on it.
Firstly, Kate’s dress has a stark resemblance , with that of Princess Grace Kelly of Monaco and also with that of Princess Marie of Denmark.
“Fashion is derivative and always takes inspiration from past icons.”
- celebrity stylist George Kotsiopoulos
So while it has similar touches of lace like that in Graces dress, it is way too similar to Princess Marie’s dress with the lace sleeves made of Chantilly lace to the lace bodice and the flare of the skirt and the sweet heart neck line.
Secondly, it was not really,what was supposed to come out after all those rumors and all that tight security over the design and the designer’s name. Kate played it just too safe. It was a traditional kind of gown with subtle modern touches. What was expected was something fresh and modern.
Thirdly,I believe she would have done the dress and the tiara more justice had she tied her hair up instead of letting them open.
Fourthly, that she deserved a better veil not in terms of the design but in terms of the way it was taken, and lastly what on the earth was she carrying in the name of a bouquet!!
All set in done her beauty overpowered these little issues and she made a stunning bride making her as a frontrunner in list of most beautiful royal brides and catapulting Sarah Burton’s name into eternal glory.
The dress details:
The dress was made of ivory and white satin gazar, with lace sleeves front cut in a V and deep V neckline. A Chantilly lace and ivory satin bodice which was narrow at the waist drawn on the lines of a Victorian corset a typical of Alexander mc queen’s designs. The skirt had a lot of flare with satin arches and pleats. The royal wedding website revealed, that the veil is made of layers of soft, ivory silk tulle with a trim of hand-embroidered flowers. All the embroidery on the dress and veil was by the Royal School of Needlework. She was wearing a train that measures over six feet.
The jewelry, included a Cartier ‘halo’ tiara, lent to Catherine by the Queen.
The earrings were a gift to the bride by her parents; The Bride’s earrings, by Robinson Pelham, are diamond-set stylised oak leaves with a pear shaped diamond set drop and a pavé set diamond acorn suspended in the centre.
The wedding shoes have made hand-made by the team at Alexander McQueen and are made of ivory duchesse satin with lace hand-embroidered by the Royal School of Needlework.
Well she is finally a princess and surely looked like a fairytale princess!!