Kate Middleton’s Wedding Dress -Who (will have) dunnit?
Kate Middleton’s wedding dress is currently by far the most hotly contested issue in Britain, and perhaps even the world. Wedding dress designers in the running as top candidates to be designing Kate Middleton’s wedding dress have the following odds stacked against them:
Kate Middleton’s wedding dress designer to be Sarah Burton: 4/11
Kate Middleton’s wedding dress designer to be Phillipa Lepley: 5/2
Kate Middleton’s wedding dress designer to be Libelula/Sophie Cranston: 9/2
Kate Middleton’s wedding dress designer to be Bruce Oldfield: 9/2
Kate Middleton’s wedding dress designer to be Alice Temperley: 5/1
Kate Middleton’s wedding dress designer to be Christopher Bailey: 5/1
Kate Middleton’s wedding dress designer to be Jasper Conran: 7/1
Amongst betting shop Paddy Power’s terms and conditions was that the wedding had to take place before the end of 2012 (there’s really no going back now for Katie, is there?) and that the designer had to be confirmed by a royal spokesperson. For those who aren’t on the money for Katie’s bridal gown at the official ceremony, they can always bet on the designer of her evening dress, how late she is, the length of her train, or on her tiara choice. Then there’s even the sermon length, sermon clichés, and the colour of the Queen’s hat- reassurance for Katie-in-waiting that at least in the betting world not all the focus is on her.
The In Vogue Designers for Kate Middleton’s Wedding Dress
The world and his wife are still beside themselves as to who Kate’s wedding dress designer will be, with a flurry of designers passing ‘in’ and ‘out’ of bridal-gown-authorship-vogue every day. Last week saw a media frenzy sparked around the prospect of a Libelula wedding dress for Kate, following her being spotted in a Libelula coat earlier that year. Subsequently, the boutique’s website crashed, given the unexpected onslaught of press attention and publicity such speculation had brought for the Chelsea based dress boutique. Just a day before the royal nuptials, Bruce Oldfield was reported to have ruled himself out, as did Dame Vivienne Westwood, who intimated that Kate and her label were not natural style bedfellows. And what with Alice Temperley reported to be dressing Kate’s mother and sister Pippa, it would seem a bit unlikely Kate Middleton’s wedding dress would be coming from the same designer.
Sarah Burton or Jasper Conran – Still Contenders for the Bridal Gown Design?
The obvious answers of Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen and Jasper Conran (reported in the Telegraph as a ‘safe choice for a classic bride’) seem to have been heard on the grapevine for so long that speculation around these designers has already waned. And then what about non-British designer – Kate’s daytime dress go-to favourite and the designer she wore for her engagement, Issa? Frankly, all this speculation is growing rather tiring. It’s almost as if we’d have been content for Nina Ricci creative director Olivier Theyskens to have given it away while he was being interviewed the other day at Tribeca Film Festival- something which very nearly happened, as he blurted out that he ‘[knew] who does it!’ when interviewed.
Kate Middleton’s Wedding Dress – Enough is Enough!
Enough with the speculation! Even Grazia, who purported to be giving us some concrete info about the dress, following Paula Reed being present at the rehearsal this morning was only able to offer an update regarding Kate Middleton’s train length being 4-5 metres long, and nothing much to do with the dress itself. Whoever the designer, Kate Middleton’s wedding dress will go down in history and like Miss Middleton herself, succeed in winning everyone over.