Excitement and Anticipation Build over Kate’s Wedding Dress
It was on everyone’s lips at London Fashion Week: Who will make the dress that transports Kate Middleton from regular gal to real-life royalty?
Issa designer Daniella Helayel knows all too well the power of royal dressing to a fashion label: her blue crossover, knee-length dress worn by Middleton for her engagement photos was sold out within 24 hours.
[Daniella Issa Helayel, Designer]
„I’m very flattered at all the attention and I think one of the reasons you’re here now is because of that. So it’s all been very good, amazing.“
Experts like the Telegraph’s fashion editor Hilary Alexander say Middleton’s wedding dress designer is likely to be someone the public has never heard of.
[Hilary Alexander, Telegraph Fashion Editor]
„If I know Kate, and I don’t really know her, but I’ve observed her style, it’s going to be somebody completely unknown. I think she’s got someone she’s discovered, like her own secret discovery, and it’ll be made in absolutely top secret conditions and we won’t know anything until the day but I suspect it’ll (be) beautiful.“
Nevertheless, one of the designers tipped for the honor is London fashion veteran Bruce Oldfield.
The designer has photos of his classic, but modern wedding gowns on his website.
Fellow designer Paul Smith has already thought about how he thinks the royal wedding gown should look.
[Paul Smith, designer]
„You have to do things which are appropriate, especially for Westminister Abbey and a royal wedding so you have to do sleeves, quite demure, covered up and probably in the more classic colors like white or cream and obviously luxury fabrics.“
The answer to fashion’s biggest question will be revealed on the day of the royal wedding — April 29th.