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FASHION SCRAMBLE: And the Princess Wore McQueen


-Finally! The Royal Wedding came, it saw and it conquered. Now we can all get on with our lives…but not yet because we still have to talk about this dress.

FASHION SCRAMBLE: And the Princess Wore McQueen

A lot of words sprung to mind when I saw Kate Middleton — now officially Princess Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge —  in Alexander McQueen: Stunning. Beautiful. Perfect. Breathtaking. Classic. Modern. Grace Kelly. And most importantly: Toldyaso.

FASHION SCRAMBLE: And the Princess Wore McQueen

Princess Kate wore Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, thus ending months of speculation as to her wedding dress and providing a wholly satisfying conclusion.

FASHION SCRAMBLE: And the Princess Wore McQueen

Featuring a 9-foot train, an ivory lace bodice, lace sleeves and satin skirts made with individual-cut flowers hand-worked onto ivory silk tulle, the gown was a fitting tribute to the late designer and a major moment for Burton, who may now be the front-runner for Dior.

FASHION SCRAMBLE: And the Princess Wore McQueen

What do you think of the new princess’s wedding dress? Loved it or LOVED it?

Written by Lester Brathwaite

I was center square from 1969 to 1978, during which I perfected the art of the zing as well as a crippling cocaine addiction. Bea Arthur was responsible for both. @LesFabian lester dot brathwaite at gmail