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Kate Middleton's Wedding Gown -- Sarah Burton Of Alexander McQueen


Apr. 29 2011, Published 4:05 a.m. ET

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By Leah Ornstein Style & Beauty Editor

After months of international speculation, the beautiful Kate Middleton revealed the winning wedding look Friday as she walked into Westminster Abbey to marry Prince William.

Her vintage-inspired v-neck ivory gown by Alexander McQueen's Sarah Burton featured long, lace sleeves and a sweetheart style bodice. The bodice, skirt and underskirt were constructed out of French Chantilly and English Cluny lace while the skirt was a luxe ivory and white satin gazer.

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Kate's wedding shoes were also created by the Alexander McQueen team. The duchess' satin shoes were hand-embroidered with lace at the Royal School of Needlework in Surrey, UK.

She wore a Cartier tiara, loaned to her by the Queen. And Middleton's parents bought her matching Robinson Pelham earrings.

So, just who is this Sarah Burton?  The 36-year-old Brit was mentored by the late designer McQueen for 14 years. When McQueen died in 2010, Burton transitioned from assistant to creative director of his company, debuting her first collection as head designer during the Spring 2011 shows in Paris.

Kate Middleton

Buzz spread across the world on Thursday that Burton was the likely dress designer, when a woman fitting her description was spotted darting into The Goring Hotel where Kate spent her last night as a single woman.



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