All the details of Kate Middleton’s wedding Look

by Jiyun Han

Kate wore the dress of the British brand of Alexander McQueen, which is known for the beauty of craftsmanship and the technical construction of clothing. Kate expected her dress to combine traditional style as well as modernity style like Alexander McQueen’s work. She also wanted a touch of modernity woven into the gown.I think that it is well balanced as Kate expected.

All the details of Kate Middleton’s wedding Look
Take a  look at all the amazing pieces the newlywed’s stunning wedding-day attire


The new Duchess of Cambridge’s gorgeous Alexander McQueen Gown, designed by Creative Director Sarah Burton, had elegant lace sleeves-a formal touch benefiting the venue.  The lace applique was hand-made by the Royal School of Needlework using the Carrickmacross lace-making technique, which served as her “something old.”

According to the article, “A truly extraordinary lace was needed to adorn the dress, Burton, and the newest member of the British monarchy, chose Sophie Hallette, the renowned French company that has been making lace since 1887. Little did the Lescroart family know that when the house of Alexander McQueen, who they have been working with since the inception of the marque, purchased 130 metres of their exquisite Leavers lace, it would be used to create possibly the most iconic wedding dress of our time.

“Everybody at the studio was thrilled to see our lace on the royal gown as we watched the wedding on TV,” said Romain Lescroart, CEO of Sophie Hallette, a company revered for its’ heritage as high-quality lace craftsmen for over 3 generations. “Our lace has adorned haute couture creations and luxury goods worldwide, but this certainly marks a crowning achievement in our history.”

The delicate Sophie Hallette lace is an exclusive design featuring shamrocks, roses and lilies. that was first created in 1958, Each piece of the lace, is manufactured on 100 year-old British Leavers looms. The particularly dainty floral motif was cut out from the original lace and hand-sewn onto the silk tulle of the décolleté, sleeves and train by the Royal School of Needlework, using a lace-making technique, which originates from 1820’s Ireland.”


In contrast to Princess Diana’s 25-foot train, Kate’s (carried by her lady-in-waiting, sister Pippa) was a relatively modest length of just over eight feet.


Hand –cut English lace and French Chantily lace adorned the ivory silk gazar skirt, which flowed out from the fitted corset and padded hips of Burton’s design. For the finishing touches, 58 covered buttons fastened the gown in the back-and a bit og blue ribbon constituted the bride’s “something blue”


She had a multitude of beautiful jewels to choose from, but in the end, Kate’s “something borrowed” was a cartier ‘halo’ tiara loaned to her by Queen Elizabeth II. Originally a gift from the Queen’s father, King George VI, to the Queen Mother, it was given to the Queen on her 18th birthday.


Made of ivory silk tulle, the fingertip-length veil had embroidered trim also done by the Royal School of Needlework. “I am delighted that the dress represents the best of British craftsmanship, “Alenxander McQueen’s Burton said in a statement. “It has been the experience of a lifetime to work with Kate Middleton to create her wedding dress, and I have enjoyed every moment of it.”


Though Prince William struggled a bit to slip it on, Cathrine’s wedding ring is a perfect fit for the new Duchess, who blends traditions with modern flair. Wartski created the simple band from a piece of Welsh gold given to the Prince by his grandmother HRH Queen Elizabeth II.

* Earring*

For something new, Kate wore a pair of a diamond earrings created for her by jeweler Robinson Pelham. Designed to complement the tiara, as weel as to reference the Middleton family’s new coat of arms, the earrings were comprised of an oak leaf stud and diamond drops, which encompassed a tiny diamond acorn.


Symbolism was key in the small bouquet Kate carried for her by Shane Connoly. In addition to the flower sweet William, the bouquet included lily of the valley (for return of happiness), hyacinth (constancy of love) and Ivy (for fidelity marriage and affection). Also key to the arrangement were stem from plants grown from springs of the bridal bouquets of Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth.


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