Words failed me. Pippa looked pretty fine too.I LOVED the maple trees, so simple and ethereal but totally effective. Want.
(Ariel & Eric moment)
^ I love that there was room for a bit of tat. The idea of a prince driving away his princess in a vintage Aston Martin is also pretty exciting.
THE DRESS: I’m not entirely sure I can put my thoughts into full prose yet buuuuut…I loved how it looked relatively simple shaped from the front and then had the necessary amount of drama at the back – a testament to Sarah Burton’s talent, definitely. The clever pleating – as mentioned in my prediction post – was dynamic and gave a wink to McQueen himself, and gave it a feel of couture. When the train was spread out before kate took the long walk up the aisle it looked just so perfect – the wide U-shape somehow modern for such a vintage-y gown. Embroidery, goes without saying, was awe-inspiring.
BUT the show-stealer for me was that divine veil. Perfection.
The Central Saint Martins grad who has been head of womenswear since 2000, McQueen’s right hand woman as I like to think of her, has been announced (quelle suprise) as the brand’s creative director.
“We are delighted that Sarah has agreed to take on the role of creative director. Having worked alongside Lee McQueen for more than 14 years, she has a deep understanding of his vision, which will allow the company to stay true to its core values.” Said Jonathan Akeroyd, CEO of Alexander McQueen.
Read Vogue‘s article in full.
My friend has just got engaged (go AmandaJane!), and with this in mind I thought it appropriate at this juncture to share two of the SS07 McQueen looks that are tattooed in the wedding dress area of my brain – which, even if they have no desire to get married, all women have .
Might have to think about a slip though.