It took me a while to make my decision on the fabulousness of Catherine Middleton’s dress. When I first saw it, I had not yet known who made it. I thought to myself, this is different, conservative, a bit retro, yet classic. A bit of Grace Kelly meets Doris Day. The gown is understated yet gloriously done.
In every way, this dress represents a very modern woman in a very historic occasion.
Once I realized who the designer was, I started to look at the dress differently. As someone who owns a bit of Alexander McQueen, I was suddenly taking in all the tiny details. The lace on the back, the tiny detail on the sleeve, the silhouette. The subtle bustle in the back and the layers and layers of the dress, which fall gracefully around to form the trail. And that lace…..hand made at that. Seriously amazing.
All I can say is Sarah Burton has done the impossible. She has created the new modern bride.