On Friday, April 29th, 2011 Kate stepped out in a timeless, lace floral dress, designed by Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen. Kate worked closely with Sarah Burton to design the dress. Her main goal was to combine tradition and modernity.
The hand-made lace appliqué for the bodice and skirt was done by the Royal School of Needlework. During the process they washed their hands every 30 minutes to keep it clean and the needles were changed every three hours to keep them sharp.
The dress is made with ivory and white satin gazar. From the beautiful, full skirt to the ivory satin bodice, it is meticulously constructed. The back is finished with 58 gazar and organza covered buttons and fastened by Rouleau loops.
The train measures almost nine feet long.