The most anticipated dress of the century will soon go on public display for everybody to admire it. There are several possible venues for the exhibition, among which the Hampton Court Palace, the Victoria & Albert Museum and the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace, which opens to the public in the summer. The dress will definitely draw a new wave of tourists to the capital.
Designed by Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen, the gorgeous wedding gown gained a lot of appreciation from important names in the fashion industry like Karl Lagerfeld, Valentino and Christian Lacroix. “Elegant and classic”, “simple and young” and “She never looked so beautiful” were some of the praises the Duchess of Cambridge received from them.
To ensure the flawless beauty of the gown, the large team that worked on it had to wash their hands every 30 minutes and change the needles every 3 hours. Also, no securing knots can be found on it. The team was comprised of students (from Britain, the US, China, Japan, Thailand, Holland, Slovakia, Germany and Switzerland), graduates, tutors and staff of the Royal School of Needlework. The embroidery was made at Hampton Court and the people working on it didn’t even know what they were creating until shortly before the official announcement of the gown’s designer.
Catherine’s made of honor (her sister, Pippa) also wore a remarkably beautiful white dress. If you fell in love with it, we have good news for you: several affordable versions of the gown will soon be available in the UK.