Happy Saturday to everyone!!
Today we have the second edition of "WHITE SATURDAYS". And we are going to describe and enjoy the beautiful wedding dress of Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge.
Amid the pomp and splendour of a truly unforgettable day, the dress was undoubtedly the star of the show.
Those of us who admired it from the comfort of our sofas at home, can now see the Alexander McQueen dress right up close.
The dress is to take pride of place at Buckingham Palace’s annual summer exhibition this year.
The Royal Wedding Dress: A Story of Great British Design runs until October 3 at Buckingham Palace. Tickets are priced at £17.50 and can be obtained from www.royalcollection.org.uk or 0207 766 7300.
Sarah Burton, the designer, explained what she had hoped to achieve in designing what has since become one of the world's most famous dresses.
She said: 'We wanted to look to the past, yet look to the future as well. There were a lot of references to Victorian corsetry, the padded hip, the tiny cinched-in waist, and also to the arts and crafts movement with all of the hand-work on the lace of the dress and also the bustle inside to create the shape of the back of the dress.
'It has an essence of Victorian but we cut the dress in a very modern way, it is in a very light fabric, also the pleats and the folds create a modern feel rather than a historical piece.
I think what we wanted to achieve was something that was incredibly beautiful and intricately worked.
'A lot of it is in the subtlety of the detail, the handcrafted lace, and the cuts and the shapes and the folds involved in the construction of the dress, yet we still had to remember it was in Westminster Abbey so it still had to have a presence.
Ms Burton goes into detail about the inspiration behind the dress, the material used - including six different types of lace - and the techniques employed to create the gown.
'The Duchess wanted to make sure everything was completely thought out,' she added. She also calls the dress a 'real feat of engineering'.
You can see the shoes too!!!
Then there are the diamond earrings given to the bride by her parents, bearing a diamond acorn to show the Middleton family’s new coat of arms.
And in the Ballroom, where the couple’s reception was held, visitors can see the 1936 Cartier tiara, glittering with 1,000 diamonds, that the Queen lent to Kate as her ‘something borrowed’ item.
And the complete look!!! Just gorgeous!!! =)
What do you think of the dress? Do you like it or not?