Olympic Torch Beats Out Kate Middleton's Wedding Dress as Design of the Year

Looks like there is a limit to Kate Middleton's sartorial power after all. Considering the fact that the Duchess' Sarah Burton-designed wedding dre
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Looks like there is a limit to Kate Middleton's sartorial power after all. Considering the fact that the Duchess' Sarah Burton-designed wedding dre
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Looks like there is a limit to Kate Middleton's sartorial power after all.

Considering the fact that the Duchess' Sarah Burton-designed wedding dress drew a record-breaking number of visitors to the Buckingham Palace last year, and that it managed to launch a handful of knockoffs, we would have thought the famous gown would be a shoe-in for the the title of Design of the Year, awarded by London's Design Museum. But, according to Vogue UK, that's not the case.

Kate's wedding dress was beat out, not by another garment or collection or even painting or building, but by the Olympic Torch.

"Nothing is harder to get right than designing for the Olympics," Design Museum director Deyan Sudjic told Reuters. "The lightness and simplicity of Barber Osgerby's Olympic Torch does just that." And we thought designing for a royal wedding was tough....

Which design do you prefer?