Not surprisingly the media has been busy critiquing the outfits worn by the wedding guests and Kate Middleton's 'fit for a princess' wedding gown created by Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen. The princess said she chose McQueen for the 'beauty of its craftsmanship' and I couldn't agree more especially as it was also vintage-inspired.
Take a look at my favourite vintage gowns chosen by royalty
|Queen Elizabeth 1947 - Gown designed by Norman Hartnell made of ivory silk|
|Grace Kelly Princess Consort of Monaco 1956 - Gown designed by Helen Rose - absolutely beautiful|
|Jaqueline Kennedy 1953 - Gown designed by Anne Lowe|
|Princess Diana 1981 - Gown designed by David Emanuel|
|Elizabeth Taylor 1950 - Dress was a gift from MGM studios - an actress blessed with Princess looks|
I expect these designers all felt that their own fairytale was brought to life when their gowns were debuted and that's one of the greatest things about fashion - you can build confidence, express yourself and feel like a princess (or prince) whenever you want. This is something I think Alexander McQueen was doing when creating his amazing gowns and I think he would be very proud of Sarah Burton's beautiful creation for the Duchess of Cambridge.
I couldn't end this post without taking a look at some the most amazing creative styling I have ever seen from the late Lee Alexander McQueen CBE:
|Lace creation worn famously by the wonderful Lady Gaga|
|From the 2008 Fall collection - Royal blue ballet inspired dress|
|2009 - Dramatic and demure with great structure|
|Romantic florals - the detail, colours and design is incredible|
|Oyster Dress - Famously inspired from a shipwreck|