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McQueen for Kate: AW11 show a sign Burton is designing royal wedding dress?

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on March 9th, 2011 0 comments yet. Be the First

By looking at the Kate – Catherine – Middleton stories here on Bridalwave you would think we’re obsessed with the Royal Wedding… OK, so perhaps we are a teeny tiny bit – it is THE wedding of the year after all. It’s a real-life girl-from-the-public-meets-handsome-prince-they-fall-in-love-and-get-married-living-happily-ever-after modern fairytale and all that jazz.

On what was looking to be a quiet Sunday, The Sunday Times landed on many tables across the country this weekend with claims that Kate Middleton has tasked Alexander McQueen creative director Sarah Burton with designing The Dress. Excited by the news British fashion press and Twitter has since been discussing this, if true, fashion statement by the royal bride-to-be. Can she be thinking of leaving tradition behind and going for a more daring dressmaker choice?

If yesterday’s Alexander McQueen Autumn Winter 2011 runway show in Paris is anything to go by, Sarah Burton didn’t do much to dissuade the world from thinking she’s the chosen wedding dress maker. As WWD reports, the collection, an ode to “The Ice Queen and Her Court” included lots of stunning fabrics in black, lilac and white as well as “two dresses had bodices crafted entirely from mosaics of broken bone china plates.”

Clarence House has yet to confirm or deny the rumours, but looking at Burton’s latest collection we’re really hoping we’ll see Middleton in McQueen in April.

Image: WWD

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