There's one facet of the royal wedding that has most everyone (and especially us) rapt: Kate Middleton's dress. Who will design it? (No, really, tell us if you know.) Speculation over who will land the coveted commission has reached fever pitch and overshadowed all the other key players. And we thought they deserved a little love. Plus, we know more about what Prince William will wear, and what his grandmother the Queen will wear, and what Kate's sister and maid of honor will wear, than what Kate's wedding dress will look like. So as the big day draws near, here's a look at what you can expect everyone else to be wearing.
Over the past few days, Duchess Catherine wore some new digs by two designers she's worn before. Today she attended Wimbledon with Prince Wills wearing a tennis-appropriate pleated tiered white frock by Temperley London. On Saturday, she wore a military style coat dress by Alexander McQueen to attend the Irish Guards military parade. It seems that Sarah Burton for McQueen is becoming Kate's go-to designer--Grazia reported last week that she was spotted at the label's HQ in London picking up something red for her North American tour. Kate has proven that she's loyal to the brands she likes and a loyalty to Sarah Burton at McQueen serves her very well indeed. Click though to see more images of Kate in Temperley at Wimbledon today, and in McQueen at the Irish Guards parade on Saturday. **All photos: Getty
Wearing white to a wedding when you're not that bride? It's the cardinal wedding sin. Or it was. Kate Middleton famously had her bridesmaids wear white--and we don't have to tell you how well that went over, particularly for a certain, um, callipygian Maid of Honor. Two months later the other Kate--Kate Moss, of course--also dressed her bridesmaids and flower girls (all 15 of them) in white. Guests Carine Roitfeld, Bella Freud, Naomi Campbell and Stella McCartney were also spotted wearing the shade at the wedding. And now Kim Kardashian has jumped on the bandwagon, choosing white gowns that look remarkably like wedding dresses for her bridesmaids at recent nuptials. And while limited photos of Kim K's big wedding have been released, we already know that at least Lindsay Lohan wore white, and apparently the invite called for guests to wear black or white. So what's going on here?
I'm going to start this review by apologizing profusely to Alice Temperley, because her gorgeous spring collection did not have my full attention. And that's not because it was boring. Just the opposite, in fact. Held in a grand hall in the British Museum, models entered through a central door, walked a circuit in front of the audience, then went to stand on the stairs in a lovely tableau. There was drama, there was sparkle, there was visible nudity under many sheer looks. But Pippa Middleton was in the front row. Pippa quietly snuck in before the show started and a pair of guards stood in front of her until everyone was seated. I'm not sure the room really realized who was there until the photogs figured it out and all lenses were suddenly aimed at her. She looked fresh-faced and lovely, and smiled throughout the show, obviously liking what she saw. And here's what she saw: