Who designed Kate Middleton’s wedding dress? And why is one designer calling it uninspired?
Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen designed Kate Middleton’s wedding dress and while most are applauding Kate Middleton’s dress for being elegant and classic (even comparing Kate Middleton’s dress to Grace Kelly’s wedding dress), one designer isn’t as impressed with Sarah Burton’s creation.
Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen’s design house was selected because Kate Middleton “wished for her dress to combine tradition and modernity with the artistic vision that characterises Alexander McQueen’s work.” The royal wedding website shares that “Miss Middleton worked closely with Sarah Burton in formulating the design of her dress.”
Designer Lela Rose, however, calls Kate Middleton’s wedding dress “uninspired,” noting, “The choice of materials and the shape were extremely traditional. 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.”
Overall, Rose thought the Sarah Burton Alexander McQueen design was “too safe.” Rose commented that she “definitely expected something more modern and fresh with more fashion in it. … She looks beautiful, but the choice was too safe for me.”
I would have to disagree with Lela Rose and I’m betting a lot of royal wedding fans will agree – Sarah Burton’s wedding dress design was gorgeous!
Kate Middleton’s Dress: Was It Everything You Expected?