I am not much for wedding dresses but the fact that Kate wore Alexander McQueen, designed by his protegè, Sarah Burton, was a poignant move. The dress was classic in style, but comes from a designer who is known for fantastical flights of fancy. (On an aside–I’m quite sure I saw a fleeting glimpse of Sarah, rearranging Kate’s dress right before she walked down the aisle.)
Alexander McQueen, the designer, was one of most creative design forces to come out of England. Sadly, he committed suicide last year. On Monday, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute will have its annual gala, which is this year, dedicated to McQueen.
Burton has now linked his name with the wedding of the decade (if not century). You know, somewhere, he is smiling.