Thursday, July 21, 2011

A Sneak Peak at Kate's Wedding Gown Before it Goes on Display

Sqeeee...A few news sources were given a sneak peak at The Duchess of Cambridge's Wedding Dress that is due to go on display and open to the public this weekend.

Kate's gorgeous Alexander McQueen wedding dress is valued at £250,000. It features lace applique floral detail and is made of ivory and white satin gazar, with a skirt that resembles "an opening flower" with white satin gazar arches and pleats. Its train measures just 9ft.

The lace applique for the bodice and skirt was hand-made by the Royal School of Needlework. Individual flowers were hand-cut from lace and hand-engineered on to ivory silk-tulle. Each lace motif, some as small as a 5p piece, was applied with minute stitches every inch or so.

We were not able to get but maybe a glimpse of Kate's shoes at her wedding as she stepped out of the car. They too are on display. They reveal Kate's tiny shoe size of five and a half. Also created by the McQueen creative director Sarah Burton and her team, the shoes feature yet more impressive lace detailing hand-stitched over ivory duchess satin.

Also on display are Kate's veil, tiara and the diamond earrings.

1 comment:

  1. Watch out if you go to see it - they have suspended a giant mosquito net from the ceiling to surround the dress and protect it. (it wasn't there for HM and the Duchess) So what with the net and the subdued lighting you cannot properly see the wonderful lace and all its detail !