Catherine, newly the Duchess of Cambridge, accompanies Prince William out of Westminster Abbey. The lace applique for the gown's bodice and skirt was handmade by the Royal School of Needlework, based at Hampton Court Palace. It was designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen.
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Catherine Middleton arrives at Westminster Abbey in her gown designed by Sarah Burton, who took over as creative director of the Alexander McQueen label after McQueen's suicide last year.
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The bride's gown featured individual flowers hand-cut from lace and hand-engineered onto ivory silk tulle to create an organic design with rose, thistle, daffodil and shamrock motifs.
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Catherine Middleton has her dress adjusted as she arrives with her father, Michael, at Westminster Abbey. The wedding gown was classic-looking, in silk gazar with long, intricate Chantilly lace sleeves and a V-shaped neckline.
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The bride travels to Westminster Abbey with her father. She wore a translucent veil, apparently in spite of a tradition for a royal bride to leave her face uncovered in order to show she is not an impostor.
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Like Princess Diana's, Catherine's dress is likely to be a force of pop culture for years to come, influencing fashion trends and reinforcing the sociological significance of the white wedding gown.
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The bride slipped into her second wedding dress — also designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen — to attend an evening reception hosted by her new father-in-law, the Prince of Wales The dress is a white satin strapless gown with a circle skirt and diamente detailing around the waist.
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Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen designed Catherine Middleton's dress.
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