Three cheers for those who placed their bets on the newly anointed princess wearing Alexander McQueen on her special day as she stepped out in a stunning long-sleeved creation by Sarah Burton, the designer who took the helm following the tragic death of Alexander McQueen.
Burton and Middleton worked closely together on the design of the dress. A perfect marriage of English traditions and signatures that are pure McQueen, this design made full use of traditional workmanship and hand craftsmanship and paid homage to the technical construction of clothing. The dress is made from hand-cut English lace, French Chantilly lace, and ivory and white satin gazar. So carefully crafted was this dress, rumors are that the lace workers washed their hands every 30 minutes and replaced their needles every three hours to ensure that the lace remained pure white.
The new Duchess of Cambridge wore a tiara made in 1936, belonging to the Queen herself. The Cartier “halo” tiara was given to Queen Elizabeth on her 18th birthday as a gift from her mother, so it is not only rich in its beauty but is now an heirloom.
Not quite as long as Princess Diana’s, this dress still displayed a regalness befitting a princess for the modern day.
A famous Tiara, now on a famous face. Crafted in 1936, Her Majesty the Queen received it as an 18-year-old girl. Seen here adorning the next Queen. Long Live the Queen.
Now married, the newly titled Duke and Duchess of Cambridge walk hand in hand into the next chapter of their lives.