Kate Middleton made history by marrying Prince William in a Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen wedding dress. The wedding dress features a sweetheart neckline with lace overlay and an ivory silk tulle veil accented with hand-embroidered flowers. The full-skirted dress was elegant and traditional, with lace covering the cut-out of the satin bodice in the back. Middleton carried a royal bouquet of myrtle, lily-of-the-valley, sweet William and hyacinth.
Did Kate Middleton’s dress live up to your expectations? Vogue European editor Hamish Bowles said it was “magnificent” and gives credit to Sarah Burton.
“It’s a marvelous tribute to British design that she would choose Sarah Burton, who’s doing such a sensational job carrying the torch of McQueen’s visionary talent,” he said.
Some were a little disappointed in the design, saying it was too traditional and that they expected something a bit edgier coming from the Alexander McQueen label.
“I think the dress is perfectly beautiful but somewhat uninspired. Knowing it’s coming from Sarah Burton — and she is so enormously talented — I expected a little bit more of pushing the envelope,” said fashion designer Lela Rose.
“The dress is definitely safe, but totally appropriate for this occasion. With a gazillion people watching, this is not the time to have a Demi Moore or Kim Basinger ‘design your own dress’ moment,” said E! Fashion Police host and celeb stylist George Kotsiopoulos, who compared the dress to the one Grace Kelly wore at her wedding.