Walk into the wardrobe and instead of Narnia there was an Alexander McQueen A/W 2012 collection by Sarah Burton.
Mixing ostrich with Mongolian lamb and goat fur, with such a cocktail of animals you could expect no less then a wild yet futuristic ice world, where women floated across the ramp in fur boots, a rather delicate approach to the moon boot. The detailing was also, excuse the pun, out of this world, with beautifully figure enhancing panel lines and voluminous pleats, there is no doubt McQueen was right there in presence during the design process. The soft colour palette moved away from the sorbet trend and into a pastel wash, the barely-there brocade was seamless and welcoming. However it may be painful for fur haters to look at (CLOSE YOUR EYES before you smash the screen)
The Duchess of Cambridge’s dress will be on display at Buckingham Palace from July 23 to October 3 as part of a special exhibit of the palace’s state rooms. If only this had been on display at the Savage Beauty exhibit in NYC - going to miss seeing this beautiful Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen dress by one day (we fly out of London on the 22).
The designer was sworn to secrecy while works were underway for Catherine’s stunning dress. One of the best kept secrets in fashion history finally unveiled itself as Catherine stepped out on the red carpet in front of Westminster Abbey. Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen was given the honor to design the bride’s dress and she did, no doubt, an extraordinary job. McQueen himself would have been proud of his protégé! The bride looked stunning in the elegant dress draped with the finest lace work (sheer mesh lace detail– fell in LOVE!) over a sweetheart neckline and just perfect for a princess! Sarah Burton also designed Catherine’s second dress she wore at the reception along with Pippa Middleton’s bridemaid dress which echoed details of the bride’s lace work. It truly was a breathtaking wedding.
Inspiration: Queen Elizabeth’s marriage to Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh in 1947
Inspiration: Grace Kelly’s gown for her marriage to Prince Rainier of Monaco in 1956