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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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dave Thompson / Associated Press

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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gareth Fuller / Associated Press

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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kirsty Wigglesworth / Associated Press

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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Suzanne Plunkett / Reuters

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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU / AFP/Getty Images

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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Martin Meissner / Associated Press

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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: John Stillwell / Associated Press

Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen designed Catherine Middleton's dress.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Yui Mok / Associated Press

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After weeks of speculation that at times verged on the absurd, Kate Middleton emerged in a wedding gown by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen. The wedding gown was classic-looking, in silk gazar with long, intricate Chantilly lace sleeves and a V-shaped neckline, and it represents the grandest British fashion gesture the young royal could have made.

4 Comments

  1. May 2, 2011, 4:19 pm

    I expected a WAOOOO dress…for a queen to be….I was desapointed….was nice but not wao….

    By: iquirin@yahoo.com
  2. April 30, 2013, 3:20 am

    Wowwwwww!! What a design man!! I really like the design of wedding gown and its classical looking. Thanks Sarah Burton for making this design.

  3. November 24, 2013, 11:08 pm

    I love this newly couple.. I like the design of wedding gown of Kate it really makes her more pretty and elegant..

  4. June 4, 2014, 12:47 am

    Kate's wedding dress had started a new trend for wedding dress, since her wedding most bride to be prefers a lace wedding dress.

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