And the bride wore...

This entry was posted on 3rd May 2011

It was unbelievable how excited the royal wedding commentators were, literally screaming for Kate Middleton to get out of the car so they could see the wedding dress she had chosen and discover who the designer was.

And the bride wore... Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen.

You’ve probably heard of McQueen before, the very lavish and bold designer who unfortunately passed away in February 2010. McQueen was well known for his couture pieces and fixation with British tailoring.

Sarah Burton joined McQueen as an intern initially, and after 3 years was put in charge of women’s wear.

After the death of McQueen the design house was urged to continue and Burton carried on his work, successfully producing a new collection and designing the brides and bridesmaid dresses for the Royal Wedding.

As well as highly fashionable clothing ranges, McQueen has produced inspiring Home furnishings using his famous skull motif and lots on interesting creative designs, such as those produced for The Rug Company.

Not only rugs but vibrant print wool cushions:

And other accessories such as limited addition crockery pieces.

So much like when it comes to fashion, it’s always sensible to have a statement piece, which you have splashed out on, but is timeless and can be utilised in many different ways. The same goes for home furnishings, and when it comes to McQueen there are some fabulous pieces out there, you’ve just got to have the time and patience to search for them, plus you don’t have to be royalty to own something by McQueen or Burton, in fact a lot of retailers, like high street fashion retailers, take on trends from the high class designers, such as Dwell, who offer fabulous “designer look pieces” but not at the high end price you would pay for a named piece.

I must admit Kate Middleton did look amazing in the dress, and so did her sister, so hats off to Sarah Burton who created such an elegant timely look, fit for a Queen.

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