Update: Alexander McQueen has released the full campaign video, and it's as hypnotic as we'd hoped. Watch it below.
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London's Sunday Times is reporting that Kate Middleton will wed in Alexander McQueen on April 29. Middleton will also have some input regarding the design of the dress. Sources tell the Telegraph "the design of the dress [will] be a combination of Miss Middleton's own ideas and Mrs Burton's quirky interpretation of high fashion." The paper also reports that Sarah Burton was "chosen for the discretion afforded by her relatively low profile, as well as for her alternative take on elegance." The Sunday Times, the first outlet to report that McQueen had landed the coveted job of designing Middlton's wedding dress, is sticking to their story despite the fact that McQueen's camp has denied the report to CNN. As for Prince William's office, they told CNN "We're saying nothing." Though McQueen has to deny the report, even if it's true.
As it turns out, all the McQueen rumors were true; Kate Middleton wed today in a stunning long-sleeved creation by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen. Burton and Middleton worked closely on the design of the dress, referencing English traditions and signatures of the McQueen brand. From the descriptions on the Official Royal Wedding Website, it is obvious that this design made full use of the unbelievable technique and skill of the McQueen atelier. Of the choice, the official site says: Miss Middleton chose British brand Alexander McQueen for the beauty of its craftsmanship and its respect for traditional workmanship and the technical construction of clothing. Miss Middleton wished for her dress to combine tradition and modernity with the artistic vision that characterises Alexander McQueen’s work.. The dress is made from hand-cut English lace, French Chantilly lace, and ivory and white satin gazar. The lace appliques were handmade by the Royal School of Needlework using a technique called Carrickmacross that originated in Ireland in the 1820s. The lace workers washed their hands every 30 minutes and replaced their needles every three hours to ensure that the lace remained pure white. The flowers designs in the lace are of actual flowers: rose, thistle, daffodil and shamrock. If you thought Kate Middleton looked curvier than usual, you'd be correct.