Although Sophie Cranston of Libélula has reportedly been named as Kate Middleton's wedding dress designer, The Daily Mailreports the bride-to-be started creating her dream gown as soon as her engagement was announced before she went to the dressmaker.
The report reveals the dress is ivory satin and lace, with a pearl button detail and a 10ft train. They also reveal Kate plans to wear diamond & pearl earrings on her big day. And she will wear a tiara borrowed from the Queen.
A source told The Mail that she has included the train as a "nod" to the iconic Emanuel wedding dress worn by Princess Diana, but has avoided any of its "flounce."
Kate has reportedly ordered three wedding dresses to be sure no one can guess what she will wear on her big day. Bruce Oldfield and Jasper Conran are other designers that have been touted in connection with the fashion commission of the century.
Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen is another designer in question for the big day. The Insider royal correspondent Victoria Arbiter says there is speculation that Kate will be wearing two dresses; one for the wedding and first reception and then another for the second reception. She tells us there are two other decoy dresses, so it is quite possible that the two designers have both been commissioned. She also notes the designers in question are closely connected. Sophie did an apprenticeship with Alexander McQueen and worked with Alice Temperley.
With the internet abuzz about Kate's dress designer along with the bridesmaids' & page boys' attire, Clarence House will not reveal details until the big day. Sophie’s rep says, "They are not commenting yet." Prince William and Kate Middleton are set to marry April 29, 2011 at Westminster Abbey.
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