Kate Middleton’s Dress Released to the Public

By Katie Breneman –

The dress of a new era.

Kate Middleton, now  Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge was married on April 29, 2011 at Westminster Abbey. Her wedding dress was designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen’s fashion house.

According to cbsnew.com, Kate Middleton was very involved with the dress design. She wanted her dress to be very traditional.

“The dress is made of French Chantilly lace and English Cluny lace throughout the bodice, skirt and underskirt. The dress, made of ivory and white satin gazar, was designed to emulate an opening flower. The train measures almost nine feet long.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 onto ivory silk tulle to create the dress’ design, which incorporates the rose, thistle, daffodil and shamrock. The back of the dress was finished with 58 gazar and organza covered buttons fastened by Rouleau loops,” stated cbsnews.com.

Many designers were anxious to see the dress for the very first time.

Don O’Neill, the creative director of Theia, bridal house in Manhattan, was ready to design Middleton’s dress.

“He has already designed, and plan to sells, a gown he thinks will emulate her choice. Slender and long-sleeved, its decorously scooped neckline encrusted with crystals and silver bullion thread, it will boast a five-foot train,” O’Neill said.

Jane Wang, owner of an upscale bridal house in Midtown Manhattan. She is charging a rush fee of 15% of the dress that will be roughly around $3000.

Jim Hjelm, bridal designer in New York.

“We’ll probably gamble and have a dress or even three styles out before October,” said Hjelm.

Shala Moradi, a dress designer in Long Island hopes to have a finished design within 8 weeks from the royal wedding. The dress will cost around $2,000, dailymail.co.uk said.

The replications of the royal dress will be out on the market shortly.

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