Designers React to Royal Wedding Dress

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Valentino: "I loved the dress. It was very simple and young even if a hint of Grace Kelly's dress spoke of 1950s! I loved the flounce on the back of the skirt and the little decoration all around the short veil. I loved the choice of the tiara: simple, pretty, very right for the dress and for her attitude ... it was used almost as an hairpiece to keep the hair and the veil, not as a heavy decoration. Compared to the famous Diana's dress, Diana's was a dress of a fairytale princess, still a dress everybody remembers. Kate's one is a very pretty, modern dress that will be copied everywhere but lacks that fairytale element. Today most of the new princesses are young, modern, non-royal women who have clear ideas, independence from stiff protocol. They want to be themselves and not anymore a symbol of the crown."