Friday, 29 April 2011

Long Live McQueen - Royal Wedding Part 1

After months of speculation, Catherine Middleton chose a beautiful lace detailed dress by British designer Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen to celebrate her wedding to Prince William. Working with Burton to design the dress, Middleton wanted a dress that combined modern and traditional elements which was true to the Alexander McQueen label.

The lace applique for the bodice and skirt was hand-made by the Royal School of Needlework using a lace-making technique which originated in Ireland in the 1820s.

Catherine's sister and chief bridesmaid Philippa Middleton wore a modified 2009 McQueen pre-fall gown which had the same lace and buttons as the bride.

Victoria Beckham looked lovely in a Victoria Beckham 2011 navy fall dress (which hid her baby bump), Victoria Beckham clutch, Philip Treacy hat and custom designed 6 inch Christian Louboutins. David Beckham looked stylish in a Ralph Lauren 3 piece suit and top hat, with his OBE medal pinned to his right lapel.

Prince Harry's on-off girlfriend Chelsy Davy wore a custom made aqua green Alberta Ferretti skirt and off-the-shoulder jacket with a bow at the back, which was one of two outfits made for her by the design house for the day. The second will be a full length navy gown with cutout detail on the back. Her hat was made by milliner Victoria Grant.

Supporting Australian designers, Prime Minister Julia Gillard wore a knee-length navy skirt by Anthea Crawford, a Carla Zampatti camisole and oyster coloured Aurelio Costarella jacket. Her shoes and handbag are designed by Alan Pinkus and her fascinator was purchased from David Jones.

Click here for Part 2 of the Royal Wedding fashion.

All the best to the happy couple!

What are your thoughts on the fashion?

Information sourced from
Images courtesy of, and

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...